British Baptist Historians 8: Anthony R. Cross

BA (1985, Bristol), MTh (Cardiff, 1988), PhD (1997, Keele)

Lecturer in Church History and Theology, Roehampton Institute (1997-2001)
Fellow of the Centre for Baptist History and Heritage, Regent’s Park College, Oxford (2003-)
Director, Centre for the Baptist History and Heritage, Regent’s Park College, Oxford (2009-2012)
Faculty, University of Oxford (2010-)


‘One Baptism’ (Ephesians 4.5): A Challenge to the Church’ in Baptism, the New Testament and the Church: Historical and Contemporary Studies in Honour of R. E. O. White (Sheffield Academic Press, 1999)

‘Service to the Ecumenical Movement: The Contribution of British Baptists’, Baptist Quarterly 38.3 (July 1999)

Baptism and the Baptists: Theology and Practice in Twentieth-Century Britain (Paternoster, 2000)

‘Baptism, Christology and the Creeds in the Early Church: Implications for Ecumenical Dialogue’ in Ecumenism and History: Studies in Honour of John H. Y. Briggs (Paternoster, 2002)

‘Spirit- and Water-Bpatism in 1 Corinthians 12.13’ in Dimensions of Baptism: Biblical and Theological Studies (Sheffield Academic Press, 2002)

‘The Pneumatological Key to Henry Wheeler Robinson’s Baptismal Sacramentalism’ in Baptist Sacramentalism (Paternoster, 2003)

(ed.) with Alan P. F. Sell, Protestant Nonconformity in the Twentieth Century (Paternoster, 2003)

‘Being Open to God’s Sacramental Work: A Study in Baptism’ in Semper Reformadum: Studies in Honour of Clark H. Pinnock (Paternoster, 2003)

‘The Myth of English Baptist Anti-Sacramentalism’ in Recycling the Past or Researching History: Studies in Baptist Historiography and Myths (Paternoster, 2005)

‘Baptismal Regeneration: Rehabilitating a Lost Dimension of New Testament Baptism’ in Baptist Sacramentalism 2 (Paternoster, 2008)

with Brian Haymes and Ruth Gouldbourne, On Being the Church (Paternoster, 2008)

‘The Adoption of Believer’s Baptism and Baptist Beginnings’ in Exploring Baptist Origins (Regent’s Park College, 2010)

Should we take Peter at his word (Acts 2.38)? Recovering a Baptist Baptismal Sacramentalism. An Occasional Paper (Regent’s Park College, 2010)

‘Through a Glass Darkly: The Further Light Clause in Baptist Thought’ in Questions of Identity: Studies in Honour of Brian Haymes (Regent’s Park College, 2011)

Recovering the Evangelical Sacrament: Baptisma Semper Reformandum (Pickwick, 2013)

‘Sapient Experimentalis: ‘Knowledge by experience’ – Aspects of a Baptist Baptismal Spirituality’ in Grounded in Grace: Essays to Honour Ian M. Randall (Baptist Historical Society, 2013)

‘Christ Jesus … exalted … farre about all principalities and powers’: Baptists Attitudes to Monarchy, Country, and Magistracy, 1609-1644′ in Anthony R. Cross and John H. Y. Briggs (eds.), Freedom and the Powers: Perspectives from Baptist History (Baptist Historical Society, 2014)

‘Faith-Baptism’: The Key to an Evangelical Baptismal Sacramentalism’ in Truth That Never Dies: The Dr. G. R. Beasley-Murray Memorial Lectures 2002-2012 (Pickwick, 2014)

‘The Early Bristol Tradition as a Seedbed for Evangelical Reception among British Baptists, c.1720-c.1770’ in Pathways and Patterns in History: Essays on Baptists, Evangelicals and the Morden World in Honour of David Bebbington (Baptist Historical Society, 2015)

‘Baptists, Peace and War: The Seventeenth-Century British Foundations’ in Baptists and War (Pickwick, 2015)

‘To Communicate Simply you must understand profoundly’: Preparation for Ministry Among British Baptists (Baptist Historical Society, 2016)

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