Sub-subject: Baptists (Protestants) and business. Baptist Businesspeople. Syllabus:
- Introduction to the Baptist Church
- Doctrine of the Baptists
- Baptist ethics and business
- Baptists in the World
- Martin Luther King (Afro-American leader of Non-violence)
- Baptists businesspeople. S. Truett Cathy
Sample of the Sub-subject: Baptists: Ethics and Business:
Sub-Subject Description: Baptists.
- The Baptist Church was created in 1609 by John Smyth (the Netherlands); is a branch of the Evangelical
Protestantism (Christianity), although some Baptists claim not to be Protestant.
- Its headquarters are in the United States.
- Baptist's main doctrine that distinguishes it from other branches is that they believe that
baptism can only be received by adults (according
to the New Testament), and not by children, baptism is by immersion in water.
- Other principles of the Baptist churches are the freedom of the soul; salvation is only possible by faith (right actions derived from this), and the autonomy of the local congregation.
- Baptists recognise two ministerial offices:
pastors and deacons.
- Baptists have always sought an absolute freedom of religion as well as they have been one of the groups that have most enhanced the separation
between Church and State.
- There are around 100 millions of Baptists around the world, with 33 million in the United States, 2.4 in
India, 2.5 in
Nigeria, and 1.9 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1.7 million in
Brazil, and 1 million in
- S. Truett Cathy, multimillionaire founder of Chick-fil-A
- Lindner, Carl, ex-owner of the Cincinnati Reds
- Rockefeller, John D, petrol tycoon.
Harold Clark Simmons (1931) businessperson and multimillionaire. Harold Simmons gives 50 million dollars to charity.
Presidents of the United States: Jimmy Carter (Nobel Prize), Bill Clinton, Warren Harding, Andrew Johnson, Abraham Lincoln, and Harry Truman
Yukio Hatoyama (60º Prime Minister of
Artists: Warren Beatty, Kevin Costner, Miley Cyrus, Aretha Franklin, Ava
Gardner, Whitney Houston, Eddie Murphy, Brad Pitt, and Tina Turner (later converted to Buddhism).
S. Truett Cathy (Baptist businessperson and philanthropist):
Religion and Global Business