Baptist moderate Honeycutt dies at 78

Opposed conservative takeover of Southern Baptist Convention
Roy Honeycutt, the president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, from 1982 to 1993 during the height of the moderate-fundamentalist battle among Southern Baptists, died December 21, a day after suffering head injuries in an accident at his home. He was 78.

An Old Testament scholar, Honeycutt was dean of the school of theology and provost there before becoming president. Duke McCall, Honeycutt’s predecessor, recalled that Honeycutt “functioned in a troubled time in which he was the irenic spirit trying to find middle ground and a solution to a situation where there was no middle ground.”

 

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