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Within the whole church, Baptists and Catholics might seem to be ecclesiological and liturgical polar opposites. The two traditions are arguably more dissimilar from one another than each is from almost any other Christian tradition. Yet they share much in common that can enable them to travel together as fellow pilgrims on the journey toward a more visibly united church. Baptists, Catholics, and the Whole Church: Partners in the Pilgrimage to Unity, the book on which Steven R. Harmon (Professor of Historical Theology, Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity) worked during his Fall 2020 sabbatical research leave, challenges Baptists, Catholics, and other Christians to envision their own patterns of faith and practice as included in the convergences it presents and to dedicate themselves to deeper involvement in the quest for the unity Jesus prayed his followers would manifest.
Baptists, Catholic Church, ecumenism, ecumenical dialogue, Baptist World Alliance, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Second Vatican Council
Catholic Studies | Christian Denominations and Sects | History of Christianity | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Harmon, Steven R., "Baptists, Catholics, and the Whole Church: Partners in the Pilgrimage to Unity" (2021). Gardner-Webb University Faculty Sabbatical Presentations. 1.