‘Communion with Christ and his people’: The Spirituality of C. H. Spurgeon by Peter J. Morden (CBHHS Vol.5; Regent’s Park College, 2010)

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Puritan Piety: ‘A Calvinistic creed and a Puritanic morality’

Chapter 3: Evangelical Conversionism: ‘Dear spot of ground where Jesus met us! Dear hour which brought us to his feet!’

Chapter 4: Baptism and the Baptists: ‘I firmly believe … that baptism is the command of Christ’

Chapter 5: The Bible: ‘O Living Christ, make this a living word to me’

Chapter 6: Prayer: ‘Earnest prayer is the most potent means of winning continued commmunion’

Chapter 7: The Lord’s Supper: ‘By faith, I see our Lord standing in our midst’

Chapter 8: Activism: ‘A Christian sluggard! Is there such a thing? A Christian man on half time?’

Chapter 9: Holiness: ‘Oh to be Christly! We do desire to live on earth the life of Jesus …’

Chapter 10: Suffering: ‘Certain of us have had large fellowship with the Lord Jesus in affliction’

Chapter 11: Conclusion: ‘Love Christ and live Christ; think of Christ and speak of Christ’


Baptist Quarterly, July 2010

C. H. Spurgeon and Baptism Part 2: The Importance of Baptism – Peter J. Modern

Baptists and the Bible – Stephen R. Holmes

James Merriman: A Baptist Engineer – Brian Bowers

18th-Century Baptists: A Review Article – Raymond Brown

Reviews include:
Toivo Pilli, Dance or Die: The Shaping of Estonian Baptist Identity under Communism – Ruth Gouldbourne

John H. Y. Briggs (Gen. Ed.), A Dictionary of European Baptist Life and Thought – Keith Clements

James M. Renihan, Edification and Beauty: The Practical Ecclesiology of the English Particular Baptists, 1675-1705 – Jonathan Arnold

Nonconformity’s Romantic Generation by Mark Hopkins (SEHT, Paternoster, 2004)

Nonconformity’s Romantic Generation: Evangelical and Liberal Theologies in Victorian England

1 Introduction

I The Congregationalists

2 James Baldwin Brown (1820-84)

3 Robert William Dale (1829-95)

4 The Leicester Conference Controversy (1877-78)

II The Baptists

5 Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92)

6 John Clifford (1836-1923)

7 The Downgrade Controversy (1887-88)

8 Conclusion

Baptist Sacramentalism 2 edited by Anthony Cross and Philip Thompson (SBHT Vol 25, Paternoster, 2008)

Foreword – Francis Schussler Fiorenza

Introduction: Practicing Sacramentality in Baptist Modality – Philip Thompson

Embodied Grace: Exploring the Sacraments and Sacramentality – Christopher J. Ellis

‘We have an altar’: a Baptist View of  Sacrament and Sacrifice in Hebrews – J. Ramsey Michaels

The Sacrament of Fearful Intimacy – Jim Purves

The Church as Sacrament: A Mediating Presence – John E. Colwell

Re-thinking a Sacramental View of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper for the Post-Christendom Baptist Church – Michael F. Bird

Ambiguous Genitives, Pauline Baptism and Roman Insulae: Resoources from Romans to Support Pushing at the Boundaries of Unity – Sean F. Winter

A Feast for All? Reflecting Open Communion for the Contemporary Church – Anthony Clarke

Penance – Paul Sheppy

Can Baptists Believe in Sacred Space? Some Theological Reflections – Graham J.Watts

Baptismal Regeneration: Rehabilitating a Lost Dimension of New Testament Baptism – Anthony R. Cross

The Lord’s Supper and the Spirituality of C. H. Spurgeon – Peter K. Morden

Southern Baptists, Sacramentalism, and Soul Competency – Sean A. White

Ex Opere Operato: Re-thinking a historic baptist Rejection – Paul S. Fiddes

The Sacramentality of the Word in Gregory of Nyssa’s Catechetical Oraiton: Implications for a Baptist Sacramental Theology – Steven R. Harmon

Baptists and Churches of Christ in Search of a Common Theology of Baptism – Stanley K. Fowler

Baptist Sacramentalism edited by Anthony R. Cross and Philip E. Thompson (Vol 5, SBHT, Paternoster, 2003)

Foreword – J. I. Packer

Introduction – Anthony R. Cross and Philip E. Thompson

The Physical Side of Being Spiritual: God’s Sacramental Presence – Clark H. Pinnock

The Sacramentality of the Church: An Evangelical Baptist Perspective – Timothy George

Sacraments and Religious Liberty: From Critical Practice to Rejected Infringement – Philip E. Thompson

C. H. Spurgeon on the Sacraments – Tim Grass and Ian Randall

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper as Community Acts: Toward a Sacramental Understanding of the Ordinances – Stanley J. Grenz

Re-Membering the Body: Baptism, Eucharist and the Politics of Disestablishment – Barry Harvey

Baptism in Acts: The Sacramental Dimension – Stanley E. Porter

Is ‘Baptist Sacramentalism’ an Oxymoron?: Reactions in Britain to Christian Baptism (1959) – Stanley K. Fowler

The Pneumatological Key to H. Wheeler Robinson’s Baptismal Sacramentalism – Anthony R. Cross

‘His soul-refreshing presence’: The Lord’s Supper in Calvinistic Baptist Thought and Experience in the ‘Long’ Eighteenth Century – Michael A. G. Haykin

‘To Feed Upon By Faith’: Nourishment from the Lord’s Table – Curtis W. Freeman

The Lord’s Supper: Might Baptists Accept a Theory of Real Presence? – Elizabeth Newman

The Sacramental Nature of Ordination: An Attempt to Re-engage a Catholic Understanding and Practice – John E. Colwell

Towards a Baptist Theology of Ordained Ministry – Stephen R. Holmes

Towards a Sacramental Understanding of Preaching – Brian Haymes