Baptist Catholicity: An Introductory Bibliography

I briefly mentioned a few works on Baptist catholicity in my previous blog post. Here I offer a more detailed bibliography for those who are interested in the subject. Enjoy! I do not intend this list to be exhaustive; I only wish to highlight books and articles that I have found especially interesting and helpful. Do feel free to offer suggestions, though. I would love to receive your feedback.



Broadway, Mikael N., Cutis W. Freeman, Barry Harvey, James Wm. McClendon, Jr., Elizabeth Newman, and Philip E. Thompson. “Re-envisioning Baptist Identity: A Manifesto for Baptist Communities in North America.” Perspectives in Religious Studies 24, no. 3 (Fall 1997): 303–310.

Cross, Anthony R. Baptism and Baptists: Theology and Practice in Twentieth-Century Britain. Paternoster Biblical and Theological Monographs. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2000.

———. Recovering the Evangelical Sacrament: Baptisma Semper Reformandum. Eugene: Pickwick, 2013.

Cross, Anthony R. and Philip E. Thompson, eds. Baptist Sacramentalism. Studies in Baptist History and Thought, vol. 5. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2003.

———. eds. Baptist Sacramentalism 2. Studies in Baptist History and Thought, vol. 25. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2008.

Emerson, Matthew Y. and R. Lucas Stamps. “Baptists and the Catholicity of the Church: Toward an Evangelical Baptist Catholicity.” The Journal of Baptist Studies 7 (2015), 42–66.

Fiddes, Paul. S. “Learning From Others: Baptists and Receptive Ecumenism.” Louvain Studies 33, nos. 1–2 (2008): 54­–73.

———. Tracks and Traces: Baptist Identity in Church and Theology. Studies in Baptist History and Thought, vol. 13. Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2003.

Fiddes, Paul, Brian Haymes, and Richard Kidd. Baptists and the Communion of the Saints: A Theology of Covenanted Disciples. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2014.

Finn, Nathan A. “Contesting Catholicity: Some Conservative Reflections on Curtis Freeman’s Theology for ‘Other Baptists,”’ Southeastern Theological Review 6, no. 2 (2015): 151–170.

Fowler, Stanley K. More Than a Symbol: The British Baptist Recovery of Baptismal Sacramentalism. Studies in Baptist History and Thought, vol. 2. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2002.

Freeman, Curtis. “A Confession for Catholic Baptists.” In Ties that Bind: Life Together in the Baptist Vision, ed. Garry A. Furr and Curtis W. Freeman, 83–97. Macon: Smyth & Helwys, 1994.

———. Contesting Catholicity: Theology for Other Baptists. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2014.

George, Timothy. “An Evangelical Reflection on Scripture and Tradition.” Pro Ecclesia 9, no. 2 (Spring 2000): 184–207.

———, ed. Evangelicals and the Nicene Faith: Reclaiming the Apostolic Witness. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011.


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Goodliff, Andrew. “Towards a Baptist Sanctoral?” Journal of European Baptist Studies 13, no. 3 (May 2013): 24–30.

Harmon, Steven R. Baptist Identity and the Ecumenical Future: Story, Tradition, and the Recovery of Community. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2015.

———. “’Catholic Baptists’ and the New Horizon of Tradition in Baptist Theology.” In New Horizons in Theology, ed. by Terrence W. Tilley, 117­­–143. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2005.

———. Towards Baptist Catholicity: Essays on Tradition and the Baptist Vision. Studies in Baptist History and Thought, vol. 27. Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2006.

Holmes, Stephen R. Listening to the Past: The Place of Tradition in Theology. Carlisle: Paternoster; Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002.

Jorgenson, Cameron. H. “Bapto-Catholicism: Recovering Tradition and Reconsidering the Baptist Identity.” Ph.D. diss., Baylor University, 2008.

Monck, Thomas, et al. “An Orthodox Creed.” Transcribed by W. Madison Grace II. Southwestern Journal of Theology 48, no. 2 (Spring 2006): 133–182.

Thompson, Philip E. “Re-Envisioning Baptist Identity: Historical, Theological, and Liturgical Analysis.” Perspectives in Religious Studies 27, no. 3 (2000): 287–302.

Ward, Roger E. and Philip E. Thompson. Tradition and the Baptist Academy. Studies in Baptist History and Thought, vol. 31. Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2011.


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Husband to April; Baptist Minister; Student at St. Mary's Divinity School at the University of St. Andrews
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