A history of Southern Baptists in Houston (1836-1900)



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The Scope and Purpose of this Thesis. This treatise seeks to catalogue the historical events and growth of Southern Baptists in Houston from 1836 through 1900. It is the first time that such a project has been attempted. Baptists rank as the major Christian denomination in Houston today, and their history should assist in revealing the cause for this standing. The period under consideration covered the foundation years when the groundwork was being done for future growth and expansion in this particular denomination. Baptists in Houston of later years, in order to correctly appreciate their heritage, should know of the faith, sacrifices, and struggles of their pioneer forebears. The study of this era accounts at least for some of the reasons for the phenomenal growth of Southern Baptists in Houston during the first half of the twentieth century. [...]



Southern Baptists--Houston