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


Recycling the Past or Researching History: Studies in Baptist Historiography and Myths edited by Anthony R. Cross and Philip E. Thompson (SBHT, Paternoster, 2005)

Foreword – Stephen Brachlow

Introduction: Caring for Baptist Memory – Philip E. Thompson and Anthony R. Cross

Confessional Identity, Denominational Institutions and Relations with Others: A Study in Changing Contexts – John H. Y. Briggs

Churches and the Church – Stanley K. Fowler

The Priesthood of All Believers and the Necessity of the Church – Elizabeth Newman

The Roots of Baptist in Community, and therefore, Voluntary Membership not Individualism, or, the High-Flying Modernist, Stripped of his Ontological Assumptions, Appears to Hold the Ecclesiology of a Yaho – Mike Broadway

A Good Walk Spoiled?: Revisiting Baptist Soteriology – Mark S. Medley

The Myth of the Missing Spirituality: Spirituality among English Baptist in the Early Twentieth Century – Ian Randall

The Myth of English Baptist Anti-Sacramentalism – Anthony R. Cross

Forgotten Sisters: The Contributions of Some Notable but Un-noted British Baptist Women – Karen E. Smith

‘As it was in the Beginning’ (?): The Myth of Changelessness in Baptist Life and Belief – Philip E. Thompson

1653 or 1656: When did the Oxford Baptists Join the Abingdon Association? – Larry J. Kreitzer

The Fifth Monarchist John Pendarves (d.1656): A Victim of ‘Studious Bastard Consumption’? – Larry J. Kreitzer

The Myth of High Calvinism – Clive Jarvis

Eighteenth-Centuiry Calvinistic Baptists and the Political Realm, with Particular Reference to the Thought of Andrew Fuller – Michael A. G. Haykin

Episcopacy in the Baptist Tradition – Valdis Teraudkalns

Strict Baptists and Reformed Baptists in England, 1955-76 – Tim Grass