Curtis Freeman: ‘Other Baptists’ and contesting catholicity

An ordained Baptist minister, Freeman has been at Duke Divinity School since 2001. He is a member of the Commission on Doctrine and Christian Unity of the Baptist World Alliance.

With their history of dissent and focus on the individual, Baptists can sometimes forget they are part of the broader church, says a Duke Divinity School professor. His recent book outlines an alternative “Other Baptist” identity, a community of contestation within the church catholic.

“Unless we see ourselves as a part of one church, the mission of the church in America is going to be deeply compromised,” Freeman said. “That’s why catholicity is about more than just your views on the Trinity or your views on the sacraments. It’s about seeing yourself as a whole church.”

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