‘Seditious Sectaryes’: The Baptist Conventiclers of Oxford 1641-1691 by Larry Kreitzer (SBHT 30, Paternoster 2006)

Volume 30.1


1. The Tanner: Richard Tidmarsh

2. The Glover: Lawrence King

3. The Soldier: Roger Hatchman

4. The Gardener: Ralph Austen

5. The Milliner: Thomas Williams

6. Tom Pun’s House and the Antiquated Dancing School: The Search for Early Baptist Meeting Houses

Concluding Observations

Vol 30.2

Chronological Source Catalogue


Edification and Beauty by James M. Renihan (SBHT 17, Paternoster, 2008)

Edification and Beauty: The Practical Ecclesiology of the English Particular Baptists, 1675-1705


Chapter 1: ‘Christ … ever shall have a kingdome in this world’: The Emergence and Development of the Particular Baptist Churches

Chapter 2: ‘Those thus called, he commandeth to walk together in particular societies, or churches’: The Nature of the Church

Chapter 3: ‘To each of these churches … he has given … power and authority’: Church Government

Chapter 4: ‘The officers appointed by Christ … are bishops or elders, and deacons’: Church Officers

Chapter 5: ‘The due performance of that publick worship, which he requireth of them in the world’: The Church at Worship

Chapter 6: ‘So the churches, … ought to hold communion amongst themselves’: Associations of Churches

Interviews with Anthony R. Cross, Chris Ellis and Simon Woodman

Three interviews with three British Baptist writers can be found here:

Simon Woodman

Chris Ellis

Anthony R. Cross (interview with Anthony includes an update on forthcoming books from the Studies in Baptist History and Thought series).

Lectures on Exploring Baptist Origins (advance warning)

The Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture lectures in Michaelmas Term 2009 will be on Exploring Baptist Origins. 5pm at Regent’s Park College.

20 October: Baptists and Anabaptists Reassessed – Keith Jones

27 October: Early Baptist Views on Baptism – Anthony Cross

3 November: William Kiffin and Particular Baptist Origins – Larry Kreitzer

10 November: The Dangers of Just Reading the Bible: Orthodoxy and Christology – Stephen Holmes

17 November: A Radically Different World: In and Out of Time – Crawford Gribben

24 November: Thomas Helwys’ The Mystery of Iniquity: Is it still relevant in the Twenty-First Century? – Brian Haymes

1 December: Sect and Chruch: A Critical Dialectic – Paul Fiddes