The Politics of Disagreement in the Body of Christ

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Andy Goodliff


This article builds upon my 2022 Whitley Lecture asking how Baptists deal with the politics of disagreement. Like the Whitley Lecture, it uses the Baptist Union of Great Britain’s Declaration of Principle as a means of suggesting a set of virtues — humility, patience, hope, grace, love, and peace — that should characterise how we approach and discuss areas where we disagree.

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Andy Goodliff

The Revd Dr Andy Goodliff is a lecturer in Baptist History at Regent’s Park College, Oxford and minister of Belle Vue Baptist Church, Southend on Sea.