Editorial.The 2000 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Historical Society was held in Savannah this year, hosted by First Baptist Church First Baptist Church may refer to many churches: Canada
In addition to these thematic presentations, several other papers were presented. George Shriver shrive
v. shrove or shrived, shriv·en or shrived, shriv·ing, shrives
1. To hear the confession of and give absolution to (a penitent).
2. , professor of history, emeritus, at Georgia Southern University Georgia Southern University, established 1906, is a regional university located in Statesboro, Georgia, USA, and part of the University System of Georgia. It is the largest center of higher education in the southern half of Georgia and is the sixth largest institution in the , gave an overview of the history of the host institution, Savannah's First Baptist Church. Shriver recently completed Pilgrims through the Years: A Bicentennial History of First Baptist Church, Savannah, Georgia. Charles Deweese delivered a paper on longtime missiology Missiology, or mission science, is the area of practical theology which investigates the mandate, message and work of the Christian missionary. Missiology is a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural reflexion on all aspects of the propagation of the Christian faith, embracing professor and founder of the Society, W. O. Carver. Finally, in a city important to the origins of African-American Baptist life, two presentations had particular relevance. Andrew Manis who recently left Mercer University Press Mercer University Press, established in 1979, is a publisher that is part of Mercer University. External link
The President of the University of Georgia (as of 2007, Michael F. Adams) is the head administrator and is appointed and overseen by the Georgia Board of Regents. , prepared a paper exploring the work of black Baptists as missionaries in Africa and the impact this had on racial identity and self-awareness.
The journal and the Society owe thanks to many people and institutions for supporting this edition. First Baptist of Savannah and the church's pastor, John Finley, put much effort and spirit into hosting the annual meeting. First African Baptist, under the leadership of pastor Thurmond Tillman, invited meeting registrants to a worship service on Friday night. They were gracious hosts who provided a wonderful setting for the meeting in a wonderful city. Charles Deweese and Jim Taulman worked hard before and during the meeting to handle logistics.
Grace, Mel Hawkins