'[This] is a remarkable effort, and would be even if it failed. As it is, it is carried through with wide scholarly range, conceptual sophistication, and wit.'
-Robert Jenson, Formerly Senior Scholar for Research at the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, Professor Emeritus of Religion, St. Olaf College, Minnesota
'We live in strange ecclesial times. Who could have anticipated a wonderful book on sacraments by a Baptist theologian? But John Colwell has done nothing less than write an extraordinary constructive account of sacramentality that anchors the sacraments in the very nature of God ... Highly recommended for
Catholic and Baptist alike.'
-Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke Divinity School, North Carolina
'a remarkable achievement, exploring a sacramental theology which is both evangelical and thoroughly Catholic . . . A lively, pungent, sometimes provocative
account which is grounded in pastoral and personal experience and draws on a deeply scholarly grasp of both historical and modern theology . . . Practical
theology as it should be done.'
-Paul S. Fiddes, Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Oxford, and Principal of Regent's Park College, Oxford
'Not just the splendid Protestant textbook on the sacraments that we have needed for many years, but also a profound reflection on the doctrine of God,
on grace, and on revelation. Only on this kind of basis can we ever develop sensible visions of Church and ecumenism.'
-Philip Endean SJ, University of Oxford, and editor of THE WAY, a journal of Christian spirituality published by the British Jesuits