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I. Denomination – II. Church History – III. Missions

I. Denomination

Because the Baptists came into existence in a situation of persecution, they have consistently held to the doctrine of freedom of conscience as one of their most fundamental convictions. This is the basis for the Baptists' historically conditioned refusal to publish a dogmatic declaration that claims to speak for all Baptists or could be seen as binding on individuals…

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Halbrooks, G. Thomas, Geldbach, Erich, Leonard, Bill J. and Stanley, Brian, “Baptists”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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