Freedom of Conscience: A Baptist/Humanist Dialogue

Freedom of Conscience A Baptist Humanist Dialogue For many years both Baptists and humanists have been embroiled in heated controversy in the public square Fundamentalist Baptists have leveled strong charges against humanists especially secular hum

  • Title: Freedom of Conscience: A Baptist/Humanist Dialogue
  • Author: Paul D. Simmons
  • ISBN: 9781573927666
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For many years, both Baptists and humanists have been embroiled in heated controversy in the public square Fundamentalist Baptists have leveled strong charges against humanists, especially secular humanists, accusing them of undermining the moral and social fabric of America And secular humanists have, in turn, accused some Baptists of betraying democracy and working toFor many years, both Baptists and humanists have been embroiled in heated controversy in the public square Fundamentalist Baptists have leveled strong charges against humanists, especially secular humanists, accusing them of undermining the moral and social fabric of America And secular humanists have, in turn, accused some Baptists of betraying democracy and working to establish a theocracy Can there be common ground between Baptists and humanists At a historic dialogue convened at the University of Richmond, Virginia, Baptist and secular humanist scholars in theology, history, philosophy, and the social sciences, came together to define shared concerns and common values The dialogue focused on major areas of concern academic freedom social, political, and religious tolerance biblical scholarship separation of church and state the social agenda of the Christian Coalition and the Southern Baptist Convention the danger of militant fundamentalism freedom of conscience and the historic and current role of American Baptists as well as the plight of pluralistic democracy.The result of that historic meeting is Freedom of Conscience A Baptist Humanist Dialogue, which includes essays by Robert S Alley, Joe Barnhart, Vern L Bullough, Bernard C Farr, George H Shriver, Paul D Simmons, George D Smith, and Dan O Via The book concludes with In Defense of Freedom of Conscience, a cooperative Baptist Secular Humanist Declaration, authorized by twenty two distinguishedhumanist and Baptist leaders.

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