Baptists and the American Civil War: November 12, 1863

Rhetorically, a literal biblical┬áhermeneutic underlies the white supremacist ideology of the slave-based Confederacy. In addition to buttressing God’s will for the races, an authoritative, literal scriptural text is all the more important in an era when modern science is making truth claims that increasingly contradict a literal reading of scripture. Reality, however, is a bit…