British Baptist Historians 7: Peter J. Morden

2000 MPhil (University of Wales)
2010 PhD (University of Wales)

Tutor in Church History and Spirituality, Spurgeon’s College (2007-2013)
Vice-Principal, Spurgeon’s College (2013-)

Offering Christ to the World: Andrew Fuller (1754-1815) and the Revival of Eighteenth Century Particular Baptist Life (Paternoster, 2003)

‘Andrew Fuller a Biographical Sketch’ and ‘Andrew Fuller as an Apologist for Missions’ in Michael A. G. Harkin (ed.), ‘At the Pure Fountain of Thy Word’: Andrew Fuller as an Apologist (Paternoster, 2004)

‘Andrew Fuller and the BMS’, Baptist Quarterly 41 (July 2005)

‘The Lord’s Supper and the Spirituality of C. H. Spurgeon’ in Anthony R. Cross and Philip E. Thompson (eds.), Baptist Sacramentalism 2 (Paternoster, 2008)

C. H. Spurgeon: The People’s Preacher (CWR, 2009)

‘Andrew Fuller and the Gospel Worthy of All Acceptation’ in John H. Y. Briggs (ed.), Pulpit and People (Paternoster, 2009)

‘C. H. Spurgeon and Baptism’, Baptist Quarterly 43.4 (October, 2009) and 43.7 (July 2010)

‘Communion with Christ and His People’: The Spirituality of C. H. Spurgeon (Regent’s Park College, 2010)

‘John Bunyan: A Seventeenth Century Evangelical?’ in Pieter Lalleman et al (eds.), Grounded in Grace: Essays in Honour of Ian Randall (Baptist Historical Society, 2013)

John Bunyan: The People’s Pilgrim (CWR, 2013)

‘Nonconformists and the Work of Christ: A study in Particular Baptist Thought’ in Robert Pope (ed.), T & T Clark Companion to Nonconformity (T & T Clark, 2013)

The Life and Thought of Andrew Fuller (1754-1815) (Paternoster, 2015)

(ed.) with Anthony R. Cross and Ian M. Randall, Pathways and Patterns in History: Essays on Baptists, Evangelicals and the Modern World in Honour of David Bebbington (Baptist Historical Society / Spurgeon’s College, 2015)

John Bunyan – books and articles

Christopher Hill, A turbulent, seditious, and factious people: John Bunyan and his church, 1628-1688 (Clarendon, 1988)

E. Glenn Hinson, ‘John Bunyan as a Spiritual Guide’,

Diogenes Allen, ‘The Rehabilitation of Pilgrim’s Progress’, Perspectives in Religious Studies

Richard L. Greaves, Glimpses of Glory: John Bunyan and English Dissent (Stanford, 2002)

Anne Dunan-Page, Grace Overwhelming: John Bunyan, the Pilgrim’s Progress and the Extremes of the Baptist Mind (Peter Lang, 2006)

Anne Dunan-PAge (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Bunyan (Cambridge, 2010)

Peter Morden, John Bunyan: The People’s Pilgrim (CWR, 2013)

Peter Morden, ‘John Bunyan: A Seventeenth Century Evangelical’ in Pieter J. Lallemand et al (eds.), Grounded in Grace: Essays in Honour of Ian Randall (Spurgeon’s College, 2013)

Philip H. Pfatteicher, ‘Walking Home Together: John Bunyan and the Pilgrim Church’, Pro Ecclesia XXV.1 (2016)

British Baptist Historians: E. A. Payne

Born: 1902
1940-1951 Tutor, Regent’s Park College, Oxford
1951-1967  General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain

Major Publications

– ‘Some Sidelights on Pearce and his Friends’, Baptist Quarterly 7.6 (April 1935)
– ‘An Elegy on Andrew Gifford’, Baptist Quarterly 9 (1938), pp.54-7
– (ed.) Studies in History and Religion: Present to H. Wheeler Robinson on his 70th Birthday (Lutterworth, 1942)
The Church Awakes
The Free Church Tradition in the Life of England (SCM, 1944)
The Fellowship of Believers: Baptist Thought and Practice Yesterday and Today (Carey Kingsgate, 1944, [enlarged ed. 1952)

H. Wheeler Robinson: A Memoir (1946)
– ‘The Baptist Union 1897-1947 Baptist Quarterly 12.8 (October 1947)

– (translator), Karl Barth, The Teaching of the Church Regarding Baptism, (1948)

– ‘Professor Oscar Cullmann on Baptism’, Baptist Quarterly 14.2 (April 1951), pp.56-60
– ‘Baptists and the Laying on of Hands’, Baptist Quarterly 15.5 (January 1954), pp.203-15
– ‘Who were the Baptists?’, Baptist Quarterly 16 (1955-6)
The Baptist Union: A Short History (Carey Kingsgate, 1958)
– ‘The Ministry in Historical Perspective,’ Baptist Quarterly 17.6 (1958)
– with Stephen F. Winward, Orders and Prayers for Church Worship: A Manual for Ministers (Baptist Union, 1960)
– ‘Baptists and the Ecumenical Movement,’ Baptist Quarterly 18.6 (April 1960)
Free Churchmen: Unrepentant & Repentant and other papers (Carey Kingsgate, 1965)
– ‘The Free Church Tradition and Worship’ Baptist Quarterly 21.2 (April 1965), pp.9-13
– ‘History Too Much or Too Little?’, Baptist Quarterly 22.8 (October 1968), pp.387-397
– ‘The Right to Worship’, Baptist Quarterly 23.4 (October 1969)
– ‘The Religious Education Dilemma’, Baptist Quarterly 23.8 (October 1970)
– ‘Baptists and the Ministry’, Baptist Quarterly 25.2 (April 1973)
– ‘John Pendarves, the Calvinistic Baptists and the Fifth Monarchy’, Baptist Quarterly 25.6 (April 1973)
– ‘Abraham Booth, 1734-1806’, Baptist Quarterly 26.1 (January 1975)
– ‘Baptists and Initiation’, Baptist Quarterly 26.4 (October 1975), pp.147-57
– ‘The Rise and Decline of Downs Chapel, Clapton’, Baptist Quarterly 27.1 (January 1977), 34-44
– ‘Regent’s Park College, Oxford: The First Half-Century’, Baptist Quarterly 27.5 (January 1978)
– ‘The Venerable John Stanger of Bessels Green’, Baptist Quarterly 27.7 (July 1978)
– ‘The Down Grade Controversy: A Postscript’, Baptist Quarterly 28 (1979)
– ‘The Baptist Church near the Barbican’, Baptist Quarterly 39 (2001), pp.132-45

R. L. Child


‘The Baptist Contribution to the One Church’, Baptist Quarterly 8.2 (April 1936)

‘The Ministry and the Sacraments: A Free Church Point of View’, Baptist Quarterly 9.3 (July 1938)

‘Baptists and the Reunion Movement’, Baptist Quarterly 10.7 (July 1941)

The Blessing of Infants and the Dedication of Parents (1946)

Baptists and Christian Unity (1948)

(ed.), The Lord’s Supper: A Baptist Statement (1951, 1961)

‘Baptists and Ordination’, Baptist Quarterly 14 (1952)

A Conversation About Baptism (1963)

‘The Priesthood of all Believers’, Baptist Quarterly 16.3 (July 1965)

The General Superintendency 1915-1965 (1965)

‘Wheeler Robinson the Principal 1920-42’ Baptist Quarterly 24.6 (April 1972)

For the Sake of the Church: Essays in Honour of Paul S. Fiddes edited by Anthony Clarke (Regent’s Park College, 2014)

Foreword: Rex Mason

Introduction: Anthony Clarke

On Realizing ‘The Dance’: Richard Kidd

‘Walking in Covenant’: The Scriptural Basis for an Early Baptist Principle: Larry Kreutzer and Deborah Rooke

The Fellowship of Christ’s Sufferings: Fawcett, Fiddes, and the Tie that Binds: Robert Ellis

Veiled Presence: The Risen Christ in Spurgeon’s Great Communion Hymn and Baptist Communion Rituals: Stephen Finamore

Encountering Christ: Zwingli, Signs and Baptists around the table: Ruth Gouldbourne

Still Blessing the Tie that Binds: Brian Haymes

The Founding and Development of the Baptist World Alliance: John Briggs

A Trinitarian Theology of Ministerial Formation: Anthony Clarke

The ‘Three-Fold Order’ in a Radical Protestant Perspective: Nigel Wright

The Meaning and Function of ‘Dynamic Equivalence’ in Ecumenical Dialogues: Myra Blyth

Attuned to God: John Weaver

Play, the Origins of Culture and the Formation of a Christian Mind: Nicholas Wood

Following God’s Call and Bringing Good News and Glimpses of Hope in Ferentari: Oti Bunaciu

An Appreciation and an Interpretative Suggestion for Reading the Fiddes Corpus: Tim Bradshaw

Freedom and the Powers: Perspectives from Baptist History edited by A. R. Cross and J. H. Y. Briggs (Baptist Historical Society, 2014)

‘Christ Jesus … exalted … farre aboue all principalities and powers’: Baptist Attitudes to Monarchy, Country and Magistracy, 1609-1644 – Anthony R. Cross

Political Theology among the Earliest Baptists: The Foundational Contribution of Leonard Busher, 1614-1646 – Malcolm B. Yarnell III

‘Confronting the Powers’: Baptists in Scotland prior to 1765 – Brian R. Talbot

Richard Heath, 1831-1912: From Suburban Baptists to Radical Discipleship by Way of Anabaptism – John H. Y. Briggs

South Africa to the Somme: The Legacy of the Boer War from Canadian and New Zealand Baptists in the Great War – Gordon L. Heath

‘Going to the Limits’: The Story of the Baptist Minister in Nazi Vienna: Arnold Koster – Paul Spanring

The Russian Reform Baptists Revisited – Michael Bourdeaux

Pastors in the Dock: The Political Trials of Baptist Ministers in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s – Lydia Kucova

Baptists Leaders and the Atheistic Powers: A Soviet-Estonian Case Study – Toivo Pilli

The 1888 Schism in the Baptist Congregation in Nigeria: A Manifestation of Cultural Nationalism – S. Ademola Ajayi

The Reverend Dr Theophilus Edward Samuel Scholes: Baptist Missionary and Imperial Critic at the Heart of Empire, 1856-c.1940 – David Killingray

Nation, State and Church: Baptist Responses to David Cameron’s King James Bible Speech (December 2011) – Andy Goodliff

A Distinctive People edited by Brian Talbot (SBHT; Paternoster, 2014)

Brian Talbot (ed.), A Distinctive People: A Thematic Study of Aspects of the Witness of Baptists in Scotland in the Twentieth Century (Studies in Baptist History and Thought; Paternoster, 2014)

The Distinctive Contribution to Scottish Baptist Life by key leaders of the Baptist Union – Edward Burrows

Baptist Laymen in the life of the denomination – Derek Murray

The place of women in the Scottish Baptist Life – Christine Lumsden

Scottish Baptists and their Relationships with other Baptist Churches, 1900-1945 – Brian Talbot

Scottish Baptist Ecumenical Relations in the Twentieth Century – Watson Moyes

Theological Developments among Twentieth Century Scottish Baptists – Kenneth Roxburgh

Experiences of the Holy Spirit amongst Scottish Baptists in the Twentieth Century – Alasdair Black

Changing Attitudes to War in the Twentieth Century – Neil Allison

Scottish Baptist Home Mission work in Twentieth Century Scotland – Brian Talbot

Scottish Baptists and Social Action – Derek Murray