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


Lectures on Exploring Baptist Origins (advance warning)

The Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture lectures in Michaelmas Term 2009 will be on Exploring Baptist Origins. 5pm at Regent’s Park College.

20 October: Baptists and Anabaptists Reassessed – Keith Jones

27 October: Early Baptist Views on Baptism – Anthony Cross

3 November: William Kiffin and Particular Baptist Origins – Larry Kreitzer

10 November: The Dangers of Just Reading the Bible: Orthodoxy and Christology – Stephen Holmes

17 November: A Radically Different World: In and Out of Time – Crawford Gribben

24 November: Thomas Helwys’ The Mystery of Iniquity: Is it still relevant in the Twenty-First Century? – Brian Haymes

1 December: Sect and Chruch: A Critical Dialectic – Paul Fiddes

Paradox and Perseverance: Hanserd Knollys, Particular Baptist Pioneer in Seventeenth-Century England by Dennis C. Bustin (SBHT 23, Paternoster, 2006)

1 Hanserd Knollys: Seventeenth-Century Radical Conservative. An introduction and hisoriopgraphical Overview

2 The Early Years: From Lincoln to New England

3 Hanserd Knollys and the Particular Baptists’ Struggle for Legitimacy in the 1640s

4Hanserd Knollys and the Struggle for Legitimacy: Levellers, Quakers, and the Fifth Monarch Movement

5 Testings, Trials, and Tribulations: Knollys’ Life during the Restoration

6 ‘The World that now is and the world that is to come’: Knollys’ Use of and Interpretation of Apocalyptic Literature

7 A Sect No More: Hanserd Knollys’ Role in Particular Baptist Formalisation

Epilogue – The Twilight Years: “An Inheritance among them are Sanctified”


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

Offering Christ to the World by Peter J. Mordern (SBHT Vol 8, Paternoster, 2003)

Offering Christ to the World: Andrew Fuller (1754-1815) and the Revival of Eighteenth-Century Particular Baptist Life


1 Andrew Fuller in Context

2 The Gospel Worthy of All Acceptation and the Development of Fuller’s Evangelical Theology

3 The Disputes with High Calvinists and Arminians regarding The Gospel Worthy of All Acceptation

4 The Disputes with Abraham Booth

5 Fuller’s Pastoral Ministry

6 Fuller and the Baptist Missionary Society

7 Fuller and the Spiritual Life

8 Conclusion