Analgous Uses of Language, Eucharistic Identity, and the Baptist Vision by Aaron James (SBHT; Paternoster, 2014)

Aaron James, Analgous Uses of Language, Eucharistic Identity, and the Baptist Vision (Studies in Baptist History and Thought; Paternoster, 2014)


Baptist Catholicity and the Lord’s Supper

Analogous Uses of Language and Identity

Analogous Uses of Language and Transubstantiation

Analogous Uses of Language and the Suffering Church

Analogous Uses of Language and the ‘baptist’ Vision


Recent North American Baptist Doctoral Dissertations

Steven Harmon is posting some abstracts of recent doctoral dissertations completed in the US.

So far:

Scott Bullard on eucharist, unity and Baptists

Jeffrey Cary on Jenson, Williams, McClendon and free church ecclesiology

Aaron James on language, eucharist identity and baptist vision

Under the Rule of Christ: Dimensions of Baptist Spirituality, edited by Paul S. Fiddes (Regent’s Study Guide 14; Smyth & Helwys, 2008)

1. Baptists and Spirituality: a Rule of Life – Paul S. Fiddes and Stephen Finamore

2. Spirituality as Attentiveness: Stillness and Journey – Paul S. Fiddes

3. Spirituality as Suffering: a Defining Experience – Richard Kidd

4. Spirituality as Discipleship: the Anabaptist Heritage – Nigel Wright

5. Spirituality and Scripture: the Rule of the Word

6. Spirituality in Everyday Life: the View from the Table – John Weaver

7. Spirituality in Mission: Gathering and Grace – Christopher Ellis

Calvinism, Communion and the Baptists by Peter Naylor (SBHT 7, Paternoster, 2003)

Calvinism, Communion and the Baptists: A Study of English Calvinistic Baptists from the Late 1600s to the Early 1800s

1 ‘Church’ and ‘Sect’

2 A separate Denomination

3 From Repression to Protection

4 The Earlier 1700s

5 ‘Strict Baptist’ Origins

6 Communion Controversy

7 Communion Controversy: The 1700s

8 Communion Controversy: The 1800s

9 High Calvinism and the Particular Baptists

10 Elements of John Gill’s Theology

11 Andrew Fuller

12 The Late 1700s

On Being the Church: Revisioning Baptist Identity by Brian Haymes, Ruth Gouldbourne, Anthony Cross (SBHT 21, Paternoster, 2008)

This book re-examines Baptist theology and practice in the light of contemporary biblical, theological, ecumenical and missiological perspectives. It is not a study in denominationalism, but rather attempts to revision historical insights from the believer’s church tradition, essentially within a trinitarian emphasis. It is a re-expression of that tradition, seeking to re-appropriate forgotten emphases, bringing them together in a revised ecclesiology.

Foreword – Paul S. Fiddes

By Way of Introduction

1. The God of the People

2. The People of God

3. Authority

4. Baptism: Becoming a Christian

5. Discipleship

6. The Lord’s Supper

7. Ministry

8. The One Church, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic

9. Institution and Organization

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

Baptists on the Lord’s Supper

R. L. Child (ed.), The Lord’s Supper: a Baptist statement (Kingsgate, 1951)

Neville Clark,  An Approach to the Theology of the Sacraments (SCM, 1956)

John Colwell, Promise and Presence (Paternoster, 2005)

Paul Fiddes, ‘The church as an eucharistic community: a Baptist contribution’ in Tracks and Traces (Paternoster, 2003)

Keith Jones, A Shared Meal and a Common Table: Some Reflections on the Lord’s Supper and Baptists (Whitley, 1999)

Rex Mason, Thou Preparest a Table: an outline for discussion on the meaning of the Lord’s Supper (BU, 1968)

Michael Walker, Baptists at the Table: The Theology of the Lord’s Supper among English Baptists in the Nineteenth Century (Baptist Historical Society, 1992)

The Whitley Lectures (1997-)

1997 Nigel Wright Power and Discipleship: Towards a Baptist Theology of the State

1998 Ruth Gouldbourne Reinventing the Wheel: Women and Ministry in English Baptist Life

1999 Keith Jones A Shared Meal and a Common Table: Some Reflections on the Lord’s Supper and Baptists

2000 Anne Dunkley Seen and Heard: Reflections on Children and Baptist tradition

2001 Steve Finamore Violence, the Bible and the End of the World

2002 Nicholas Wood Confessing Christ in a Plural World

2003 Stephen Holmes Tradition and Renewal in Baptist Life

2005 Andrew Rollinson Liberating Ecclesiology: Setting the church free to live out its missionary nature

2006 Kate Coleman Being Human: A Black British Christian Human’s Perspective

2007 Sean Winter More Light and Truth? Biblical Interpretation in Covenantal Perspective

2008 Craig Gardiner How Shall We Sing the Lord’s Song? Worship in and out of the church

2009 Sally Nelson A Thousand Crucifixions: The material subversion of the church?

2010 David Southall The Poetic Paul: On Creating New Realities for Righteousness in Romans

2011 E. Anne Clements Wrestling with the Word: A Woman reads Scripture

2012 Ian Randall Religious Liberty in Continental Europe: Campaigning by British Baptists, 1840s to 1930s

2013 Michael Peat Answering Mendel’s Dwarf: Thinking Theologically about Human Genetic Selection

2014 Helen Dare Always on the way and in the fray: Reading the Bible as Baptists

2015 Ed Kaneen What is Biblical Ministry? Revisiting diakonia in the New Testament

2016 Joshua Searle Church without Walls: Post-Soviet Baptists after the Ukranian Revolution, 2013-14

2017 Richard Pollard The Pioneering Evangelicalism of Dan Taylor (1738-1816)

2018 Helen Paynter Dead and Buried? Attending to the Voices of the Victim in the Old Testament and today

2019 Jo Kapolyo Theology and Culture:: An African Perspective 

2020 Robert Parkinson Finding a Friend: The Baptist Encounter with Judaism

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

Tracks and Traces: Baptist Identity in Church and Theology by Paul S. Fiddes (Vol 13, SBHT, Paternoster, 2003)

Introduction: The Question of Identity

‘Walking Together’: The Place of Covenant Theology in Baptist Life Yesterday and Today

Beginning a New Millennium: Doctrinal Themes of Strategic Significance for Baptists

Church and Trinity: A Baptist Ecclesiology of Participation

Authority in Relations between Pastor and People: A Baptist Doctrine of Ministry

Baptism and Creation

Believer’s Baptism: An Act of Inclusion or Exclusion?

The Church as Eucharistic Community: A Baptist Contribution

The Church’s Ecumenical Calling: A Baptist Perspective

The Understanding of Salvation in the Baptist Tradition

Mission and Liberty: A Baptist Connection