Baptist Sacramentalism 2
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
Anthony R. Cross has written extensively on the subject of baptism, most recently in his Recovering the Evangelical Sacrament: Baptisma Semper Reformandum (Pickwick Publications, 2013). He has also written on the issues of the place of theology in Baptist ministerial preparation, and the factors which led to English Baptist acceptance of the Evangelical Revival in the eighteenth century. He was an Adjunct Supervisor at The International Baptist Theological Seminary Centre, Amsterdam, having previously served as a Baptist minister, and taught church history and theology at the Universities of Surrey, Roehampton, and Oxford.
Philip E. Thompson is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Heritage, North American Baptist Seminary.
'This collection of thoughtful and thorough essays provides several gifts to contemporary Baptists. We are invited to rethink the biblical resources for sacramental theology. We are reminded of the historical heritage of the church universal, including especially that of our Baptist predecessors. We are called to pay attention to reflection among other Christian churches as conversation partners in our quest for a richer understanding of sacrament. And perhaps most important, we are shown ways in which these reflections might help us rethink and reform contemporary Baptist practice. I found myself rethinking a number of assumptions that suddenly no longer seemed so self-evident.'
-- David Bartlett is Professor of New Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia.
"This is a timely collection of essays written for the ever-increasing number of Baptists who are rediscovering the sacramental impulse at the heart of Christian faith. This book, drawing on a rich deposit of biblical, historical and doctrinal resources, is a must read for all those seeking to come to terms with the central role played by the sacraments in the life and mission of the church."
-Barry Harvey is Professor of Theology, Honors College and the Graduate Faculty in Religion, Baylor University, Waco Texas, USA
"I wish to offer a strong commendation to this international team of scholarly Baptist theologians who wish to convince us of the truth of evangelical sacramentalism. Sacraments exist because we are bodily creatures who know God in tangible and embodied ways, including church ordinances and also beyond them. This is a weighty theological tome, speaking to relevant issues, and characterized by impressive scholarly coverage."
- Clark H. Pinnock is Professor Emertius of Theology, McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada