Curtis W. Freeman

Curtis W. Freeman

Research Professor of Theology and Baptist Studies

External address: 
215 Old Divinity, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Duke Box 90967, Durham, NC 27708-0967
(919) 660-3401


Curtis W. Freeman is research professor of theology and Baptist studies and director of the Baptist House of Studies. His research and teaching explores areas of Free Church theology.

His most recent book, Undomesticated Dissent: Democracy and the Public Virtue of Religious Noncomformity, is set to be released in the fall of 2017 by Baylor University Press. His earlier books include Contesting Catholicity: Theology for Other Baptists (Baylor University Press, 2014), A Company of Women Preachers: Baptist Prophetesses in Seventeenth-Century England (Baylor University Press, 2011), and Baptist Roots: A Reader in the Theology of a Christian People (Judson Press, 1999). He is an ordained Baptist minister and serves as editor of the American Baptist Quarterly and serves on the Baptist World Alliance Commission on Doctrine and Christian Unity.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Baylor University 1990
  • M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 1980
  • B.A., Baylor University 1977