An Anabaptist Theology of Baptism and the Sacramental Character of the Church
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"In recent years, a number of younger Anabaptist and Mennonite thinkers have argued that churches with a high view of the Spirit's work need not deny his presence in word, water, bread, and wine. The conversation continues in this wonderful new book by Anthony Siegrist. . . . This is surely one of the most helpful and accessible books to appear on the topic."
--Joseph Mangina, Professor of Systematic Theology, Wycliffe College, Toronto School of Theology
"Anthony Siegrist argues persuasively that the Anabaptist tradition must reorient itself to more clearly recognize God's action in believers' baptism. Drawing on resources from the several Christian traditions to make this case, he does so in order to commend particular Anabaptist gifts to the wider church in the post-Christendom context. Participating Witness is an important and constructive intervention in several conversations."
--Jeremy M. Bergen, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Theology, Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo
"Anthony Siegrist is willing to write out of a genuine concern for the well-being of the church. At the same time he does so without compromising scholarly integrity. He takes his own tradition seriously and . . . endeavors to draw generously from the wider Christian tradition."
--Karl Koop, Professor of History and Theology and Director of the Graduate School of Theology and Ministry, Canadian Mennonite University
"Critiquing the sometimes arrogant, martyr-fueled dimensions of his own tradition while discerningly mining ecumenical writings, Siegrist offers an unapologetic yet generous-spirited Anabaptist theology. More specifically, his argument culminates in a richly textured theological account of baptism that counters thin, 'merely' symbolic, and voluntarist accounts. One can only hope this very helpful book will provoke needed conversations."
--Mark Thiessen Nation, Professor of Theology, Eastern Mennonite Seminary