The Bonds of Freedom
Vows, Sacraments and the Formation of the Christian Self
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
'Dr. Deverell has made a strong contribution. Sacramentality and its relationship to covenant is a position which one rarely finds so fully and richly expressed in sacramental literature. The sacrament of the Eucharist has indeed included the Eucharist as covenant: the cup of the new covenant. But Dr. Deverell has made this covenantal idea central. The insights of this book can help theologians further develop the essential dimension of sacramental responsibility.'
-- Kenan B. Osborne is Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology, Franciscan School of Theology
'Garry Deverell has written an important book for students and scholars. He is a skilled exegete of postmodernism, biblical text and liturgical thought and practice. Anyone hoping to write in the future about baptism will have to consult what is found here.'
-- Paul Sheppy is Minister of Abbey Baptist Church, Reading, and a Fellow of the Centre for Baptist History and Heritage, Regent's Park College, University of Oxford, UK