Just As I Am: Believer's Baptism and Intellectual Disability Open Access

Whitesides, Kristin (Spring 2018)

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In the Free Church tradition, baptism occurs only when an individual responds to God’s grace by personally claiming and testifying to his or her faith. Questions of readiness, understanding, and belief all play important roles in determining how, when, and who to baptize.  This project outlines the way in which First Baptist sought to make room in the waters of baptism for people with intellectual disabilities. Yet, even more broadly, this project seeks to deepen and reshape how a congregation understands the intersections of God, the individual, and a believing community in this important practice of the faith.

 

 

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