International Baptist Studies Conference

The 6th International Baptist Studies Conference takes place in July 2012. For more information see here. It is on the theme of ‘Mirrors and Microscopes: Historical Perceptions of Baptists’

This follows on from previous conferences.
1st: The Gospel in the World 1997 (Regent’s Park College, Oxford)

2nd: Global Baptist History 2000 (Wake Forest University, North Carolina) – currently unpublished

3rd: Baptist Identities 2003 (IBTS, Prague)

4th: Baptists and Mission 2006 (Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia)

5th: Interfaces: Baptists and Others 2009 (Melbourne) – currently unpublished


4 Books that Will Help us Indwell our Baptist Story

1. Baptists Through the Centuries: A History of a Global People by David Bebbington (Baylor, 2010) – a one volume history that tells the story and examines our positions onr race, women, the social gospel, religious liberty, foreign mission, church and sacraments, global spread and identity

2. The English Baptists in the 20th Century by Ian Randall (Baptist Historical Society, 2005) – this is an excellent example of good story-telling: readable, informative, and reflective

3. Recycling the Past or Researching History? edited by Philip E. Thompson and Anthony R. Cross (Paternoster, 2005) – this is brilliant set of essays that challenge various baptists myths about the priesthood of believers, independence, salvation, spirituality, sacramentalism, women, and more …

4. Baptist Roots edited by James W. McClendon, Curtis W. Freeman and C. Rosalee Velloso (Judson, 1999) – this is a reader, a selection of excerpts from some baptist historical figures …

Baptist Quarterly, January 2012

Renewing a Vision for Mission Among British Baptists: Historical Perspectives and Theology Reflections. The George Beasley-Murray 2011 Memorial Lecture – Brian Stanley

British Baptist Crucicentrism since the Late Eighteenth Century: Part 2 – David Bebbington

When Associations Did Not Work – Alan Betteridge

Wise Counsel: Letters of John Newton to John Ryland Jr: A Review Article – Peter J. Modern

Plus reviews of Baptists and the World edited by John H. Y. Briggs and Anthony R. Cross; The Death of Christian Britain by Callum G. Brown; Wrestling with the Word by E. Anne Clements; Communion with Christ and his People by Peter J. Modern and others.