Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Anatomy of a Bloviation

Albert Mohler has a longish review of a new book by Paige Patterson:

The American denominational landscape has experienced significant shifts in recent times, but one major story stands out among them all—the massive redirection of the Southern Baptist Convention. America’s largest evangelical denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention was reshaped, reformed, and restructured over the last three decades, and at an incredibly high cost.

Was it worth it? That is one of the crucial questions addressed by Paige Patterson in his new essay, Anatomy of a Reformation: The Southern Baptist Convention 1978-2004. Published in booklet form, Patterson’s analysis offers an invaluable insider’s perspective on the Southern Baptist controversy and its meaning. Patterson, now president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, was one of the key architects of the plan to change the direction of the Convention. Born to Southern Baptist aristocracy, Patterson was the son of T. A. Patterson, a prominent Texas pastor who later became executive secretary of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Surrounded from boyhood by Baptist preachers, theologians, and denominational leaders, Patterson quickly gained both an intuitive and an educated understanding of Baptist identity.

Wonder if Patterson will have nice things to say about Bruce Prescott?

Didn't think so.

1 Comments:

Blogger Dr. Bruce Prescott said...

Dan,

You don't have to wonder what Patterson thinks of me.

We once exchanged correspondence over some "bibliolatrous" statements that he made. Here's a link.

2:12 PM  

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