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Page 1 of 9 LIVING BAPTIST Living Baptist: The Baptist Woman Perspective Shantell Bell University of Phoenix – Axia College Religions of the World – HUM130 Cathy Silverman February 4, 2011 HUM 130
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Page 2 of 9 LIVING BAPTIST Living Baptist: The Baptist Woman Perspective Even though they have woman that are leading Baptist congregations that they created, Baptist religion is very structured and against women leading congregations. There are many bylaws that prevent women from holding positions of power in the religion. According to Pastor Lisa Thomas, the religion has an ongoing saying that the man is the head and the not the tail, a woman in leadership would disagree with the text. The problem with this saying is that women that practice in the Baptist denomination believe that bylaws that prevent women from leading a congregation are barbaric and outdated (Dr. L. Thomas {personal communication, January 23,2011}). Although the Baptist denomination is known for its structure, one might find it a shocker to discover that there is much confusion about the origin of the Baptist church. The secessionist theory is the theory most adhered to by Baptist historians (McBeth, 2008). Historians from the late 1730’s to the 1920’s era made the secessionist theory popular (McBeth, 2008). The secessionist theory refers one becoming baptized and succession of standards that are ordinary to the faith throughout history (McBeth, 2008). The next theory is called the Anabaptist spiritual kinship theory (McBeth, 2008). Many well known historians such as Albert Newman and Walter Rauschenbusch believe in this theory of how the religion began (McBeth, 2008). The third theory is referred to as the English Separatist theory. This theory starts with English Separatists that had congregational polity (McBeth, 2008). These Separatist deemed baptism HUM 130
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Page 3 of 9 LIVING BAPTIST unaccompanied by any other gestures of faith to be a valid enough profession of faith to be called Baptist (McBeth, 2008). Many historians differ on the message that is being conveyed in this theory. Documentation on the religion explains that the first followers of the Baptist denomination were located in Netherlands, Moravia, Switzerland, and Germany and that the first baptism was in Zurich in 1525 (McBeth, 2008). The Baptist religion is an extremely diverse religion. The religion can be found in many countries, states, and cities throughout the world. No matter how far away the congregations are from one another it is said that the Baptist community is a close nit community. In fact, for a religion that is particularly widespread the religion is often only broken down into two kinds Baptist, General Baptist and Particular Baptist (Cline, 1998). General Baptist believe in the general atonement and that is how they received the title. The General Baptist followers believed that Christ dies for all people and that whoever believed in Christ can be saved (Cline, 1998). . The first General Baptist was founded in
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