To Kill a Mockingbird

Miss Maudie says that Mr. Radley had been a "foot-washing" Baptist." What does she mean by this statement? What do foot-washing Baptists believe, according to her?

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Miss Maudie didn't think much of foot- washing Baptists. These are people that "take the Bible literally" and abuse others with their narrow interpretation: they once told her that "she was going to hell and her flowers would too."