Baptism and the Baptists
Theology and Practice in Twentieth-Century Britain
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"Dr. Cross has accomplished a notable task in this book. He has worked carefully through an immense amount of primary and secondary material. While his primary purpose is that of reporting and evaluating, he has brought to light in a masterly way issues and their importance for the whole Christian church. This work will be illuminating for all who read it."
George R. Beasley-Murray was a Principal of Spurgeon's College, London, and also Professor of New Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.
"Anthony R. Cross places twentieth-century Baptist convictions about baptism clearly in their context, showing with particular force how they have been affected by ecumenical involvement."
David Bebbington is Professor of History, University of Stirling.
"English Baptists, it seems, are not agreed about most aspects of baptism. So Anthony R. Cross demonstrates in meticulous detail and broad perspective in this comprehensive study. It documents the growing influence of ecumenical engagement on Baptist attitudes, the increasing attention paid to theology and to the category of initiation, and a tendency for Baptists to be less preoccupied with baptism as such. The book throws light on many facets of Baptist thought and practice. It will be indispensable for understanding English Baptists in the twentieth century."
David F. Wright was Emeritus Professor of Patristic and Reformed Christianity, New College, University of Edinburgh.