The Civil War @ 150

An Conference Co-Sponsored by the Baptist History and Heritage Society, Baptists Today, First Baptist Church Chattanooga, and Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

First Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee
October 22-23, 2015

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With historians Bruce Gourley and Bobby Lovett and Baptists Today editor John Pierce

The conference will examine Baptist involvement in and reaction to the Civil War, as well as how the war’s legacy continues to impact American society a century and a half later.


Thursday, October 22

5:30 p.m. — Registration and Reception
6:30 p.m. — Dinner/Presentations/Panel Discussions

  • “Who is on the Lord’s Side? How Baptists North and South, White and Black, Claimed Divine Favor.
    — Bruce T. Gourley, Ph.D., Executive Directory, Baptist History and Heritage Society
  • “Legacy and Loss: How the Civil War Still Impacts American Society”
    — Bobby Lovett, Ph.D., Retired Professor, Tennessee State University

Friday, October 23

Tour of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the oldest and largest Civil War park. National Park Historians will share perspectives on the war during visits to Lookout Mountain and the Chickamauga Battlefield.


Conference fee is $45 per person and includes all programming, dinner and tours. Payable by check to “Baptists Today, P.O. Box 6318, Macon, GA 31210,” or by credit car online at Deadline to register is October 12. (After that date, call 478-301-5655 to check on availability.)