Coleman Baker

Program Manager, Soul Repair Center
Brite Divinity School
Fort Worth, Texas
Coleman Baker


Rev. Dr. Coleman Baker is the Program Manager of Brite Divinity School’s Soul Repair Center and teaches biblical & religious studies in Texas Christian University's Master of Liberal Arts program and occasionally at Brite. 

Dr. Baker is a minister and biblical scholar whose interest includes religious identity, the role of biblical texts and social memory in social identity formation, and the importance of memory and identity in contemporary religious communities. He is the author of Identity, Memory, and Narrative in Early Christianity: Peter, Paul, and Recategorization in the Book of Acts,“Social Identity Theory and Biblical Interpretation” (Biblical Theology Bulletin) and “Early Christian Identity Formation: From Ethnicity and Theology to Socio-Narrative Criticism” (Currents in Biblical Research) as well as other articles and chapters on social identity theory and the Bible. He is also the co-editor (with J. Brian Tucker) of The T&T Clark Handbook to Social Identity in the New Testament and the editor of Israel and Empire: A Postcolonial History of Israel and Early Judaism.

While his scholarly work has focused primarily on the role of biblical texts in identity formation in early Judaism and Christianity, his interests extend to identity formation in contemporary religious communities and culture. You can follow him on Twitter @colemanbaker.

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