Although fifty-six of the sixty-four contributors enlisted were Southern Baptists, four writers from England and four from the American Baptist Convention were asked to write articles based on their reputation as competent biblical scholars and their long identification with Baptist life.
The genesis of the establishment of a Southern Baptist seminary in the Kansas City metropolitan area perhaps lies in the 1950 decision of the Northern Baptist Convention to change its name to the American Baptist Convention and then to invite the Southern Baptists to join them.
2) Three months later, the American Board of Education and Publication recommended that Central align itself solely with the American Baptist Convention and that the Board of Directors be limited to American Baptists.
The years of the American Baptist Convention thus mark a convenient frame for an initial analysis of Baptist rhetoric and response in the North to the civil rights movement.
Missing from its statistics are programs designed to initiate systemic changes relative to civil rights, either in the broader civil or political sphere or even within the structure of the American Baptist Convention itself.
In that, M&M, and indirectly the American Baptist Convention, clearly worked for the good of many African-American pastors.
Entitled "Black American Baptist Churchmen Speak To the American Baptist Convention," (14) the demands did not deny American Baptists' longstanding ministry to black Americans; however, they did challenge how the denomination conducted its business relative to black American Baptists.
American Baptist Convention or any of its Boards or agencies in memory of the recently assassinated Dr.