An interesting development of the last decade or so has been the appearance of a distinctively Baptist strain of “evangelical catholic” theology. It is strongly ecumenical and seeks to affirm Baptist links with the larger tradition of the Church Perhaps the most prominent advocate of this approach has been Steven Harmon (see his blog Ecclesial Theology and his book Towards Baptist Catholicity). Now there is the interesting new book of Curtis Freeman, who directs the Baptist studies program at Duke Divinity School, entitled Contesting Catholicity: Theology for Other Baptists. Definitely a movement worth following and material worth reading.
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