Baptists and the Christian Tradition

Baptists and the Christian Tradition
Author: Matthew Y. Emerson,Christopher W. Morgan,R. Lucas Stamps
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-06-15
ISBN: 1433650622
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baptists and the Christian Tradition Book Excerpt:

In Baptists and the Christian Tradition, editors Matthew Emerson, Christopher Morgan and Lucas Stamps compile a series of essays advocating "Baptist catholicity." This approach presupposes a critical, but charitable, engagement with the whole church, both past and present, along with the desire to move beyond the false polarities of an Enlightenment-based individualism on the one hand and a pastiche of postmodern relativism on the other.

Towards Baptist Catholicity

Towards Baptist Catholicity
Author: Steven Ray Harmon
Publsiher: Paternoster Publishing
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards Baptist Catholicity Book Excerpt:

Towards Baptist Catholicity contends that the reconstruction of the Baptist vision requires a retrieval of the ancient ecumenical traditions. Themes explored include catholic identity, tradition as a theological category, the relationship between Baptist confessions of faith and the patristic tradition, the importance of Trinitarian catholicity, catholicity in biblical interpretation, Karl Barth as a paradigm for evangelical retrieval of the patristic theological tradition, worship as a principal bearer of tradition, and the role of Baptist higher education in shaping the Christian vision.

Baptist Traditions and Q

Baptist Traditions and Q
Author: Clare K. Rothschild
Publsiher: Mohr Siebeck
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9783161487910
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baptist Traditions and Q Book Excerpt:

Clare K. Rothschild offers the first comprehensive examination of why current models of Q feature traditions concerning John the Baptist both prominently and favorably. A close hermeneutical investigation of the NT Gospels, including literary phenomena such as the double attribution of sayings to John and to Jesus, contradictions among sayings of Jesus, and significant thematic continuities between Baptist traditions and Q sayings on topics such as the Son of Man and Kingdom of God, support the argument that at some point in the undoubtedly complex pre-history of its redactions Q existed as a source of Baptist traditions exclusively. This study also includes an important new interpretation of the Markan transfiguration narrative.

Make Disciples of All Nations

Make Disciples of All Nations
Author: John D. Massey,Mike Morris,W. Madison Grace II
Publsiher: Kregel Publications
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2021-07-20
ISBN: 0825445582
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Make Disciples of All Nations Book Excerpt:

A contemporary evaluation of the history and present status of Southern Baptist Missions For more than 175 years the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention has been sending missionaries around the world to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. It has also developed strategies and methods that have been adopted by numerous other missions groups. Make Disciples of All Nations tells the story of this groundbreaking organization, including its most recent developments. Besides recounting its historical development, the contributors to this volume critically evaluate the IMB's strategies and methods, as well as examine its controversies, regional developments, and organizational changes. The concluding chapter explores how Southern Baptist missions can best adapt to an era of global Christianity. Students, missionaries, and those involved in supporting them will be informed and encouraged by this account of one of the oldest and largest missions organizations in the world.

John the Baptist in History and Theology

John the Baptist in History and Theology
Author: Joel Marcus
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-11-16
ISBN: 1611179017
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John the Baptist in History and Theology Book Excerpt:

While the Christian tradition has subordinated John the Baptist to Jesus of Nazareth, John himself would likely have disagreed with that ranking. In this eye-opening new book, John the Baptist in History and Theology, Joel Marcus makes a powerful case that John saw himself, not Jesus, as the proclaimer and initiator of the kingdom of God and his own ministry as the center of God's saving action in history. Although the Fourth Gospel has the Baptist saying, "He must increase, but I must decrease," Marcus contends that this and other biblical and extrabiblical evidence reveal a continuing competition between the two men that early Christians sought to muffle. Like Jesus, John was an apocalyptic prophet who looked forward to the imminent end of the world and the establishment of God's rule on earth. Originally a member of the Dead Sea Sect, an apocalyptic community within Judaism, John broke with the group over his growing conviction that he himself was Elijah, the end-time prophet who would inaugurate God's kingdom on earth. Through his ministry of baptism, he ushered all who came to him—Jews and non-Jews alike—into this dawning new age. Jesus began his career as a follower of the Baptist, but, like other successor figures in religious history, he parted ways from his predecessor as he became convinced of his own centrality in God's purposes. Meanwhile John's mass following and apocalyptic message became political threats to Herod Antipas, who had John executed to abort any revolutionary movement. Based on close critical-historical readings of early texts—including the accounts of John in the Gospels and in Josephus's Antiquities—as well as parallels from later religious movements, John the Baptist in History and Theology situates the Baptist within Second Temple Judaism and compares him to other apocalyptic thinkers from ancient and modern times. It concludes with thoughtful reflections on how its revisionist interpretations might be incorporated into the Christian faith.

T T Clark Handbook of Christian Ethics

T T Clark Handbook of Christian Ethics
Author: Tobias Winright
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN: 0567677192
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

T T Clark Handbook of Christian Ethics Book Excerpt:

The T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Ethics provides an ecumenical introduction to Christian ethics, its sources, methods, and applications. With contributions by theological ethicists known for their excellence in scholarship and teaching, the essays in this volume offer fresh purchase on, and an agenda for, the discipline of Christian ethics in the 21st century. The essays are organized in three sections, following an introduction that presents the four-font approach and elucidates why it is critically employed through these subsequent sections. The first section explores the sources of Christian ethics, including each of the four fonts: scripture, tradition, experience, and reason. The second section examines fundamental or basic elements of Christian ethics and covers different methods, approaches, and voices in doing Christian ethics, such as natural law, virtue ethics, conscience, responsibility, narrative, worship, and engagement with other religions. The third section addresses current moral issues in politics, medicine, economics, ecology, criminal justice and other related spheres from the perspective of Christian ethics, including war, genetics, neuroethics, end-of-life decisions, marriage, family, work, sexuality, nonhuman animals, migration, aging, policing, incarceration, capital punishment, and more.

Rethinking Baptism

Rethinking Baptism
Author: Stanley K. Fowler
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2015-09-14
ISBN: 149820967X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Baptism Book Excerpt:

Baptism may be more important than you think. Virtually every Christian tradition practices baptism, but with diverse understandings of its form and meaning. Baptists (and similar traditions) have emphasized the restriction of baptism to confessing believers and immersion as the mode, and they have usually interpreted baptism as a post-conversion act of human obedience, rather than a sacramental means of grace. In this book, a Baptist theologian calls for a reformation of Baptist thought and practice, arguing that a biblical theology of baptism interprets baptism as a sacramental seal of conversion. The book develops the biblical case for this perspective and answers questions about its practical implications.

Baptists and the Catholic Tradition

Baptists and the Catholic Tradition
Author: Barry Harvey
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN: 1493422227
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baptists and the Catholic Tradition Book Excerpt:

Barry Harvey provides a doctrine of the church that combines Baptist distinctives and origins with an unbending commitment to the visible church as the social body of Christ. Speaking to the broader Christian community, Harvey updates, streamlines, and recontextualizes the arguments he made in an earlier edition of this book (Can These Bones Live?). This new edition offers a style of ecclesial witness that can help Christian churches engage culture. The author suggests new ways Baptists can engage ecumenically with Catholics and other Protestants, offers insights for Christian worship and practice, and shows how the fragmented body of Christ can be re-membered after Christendom.

Theologians of the Baptist Tradition

Theologians of the Baptist Tradition
Author: Timothy George,David S. Dockery
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2001-05-15
ISBN: 1433670399
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theologians of the Baptist Tradition Book Excerpt:

Baptists' Timothy George and David S. Dockery update and substantially reshape their classic book in an effort to preserve and discover the Baptists' “underappreciated contribution to Christianity's theological heritage.” George and Dockery have re-arranged this volume—considerably abbreviated from the seven-hundred page first edition—in light of the Southern Baptist identity controversy.

Baptists in the Protestant Tradition

Baptists in the Protestant Tradition
Author: Maitland M. Lappin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1947
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Baptists
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baptists in the Protestant Tradition Book Excerpt:

Baptism and the Baptists

Baptism and the Baptists
Author: Anthony R. Cross
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2017-06-20
ISBN: 1532617062
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baptism and the Baptists Book Excerpt:

Since its first publication in 2000, Baptism and the Baptists has become the definitive work on the subject. It examines the theology and practice of believers' baptism among twentieth-century Baptists associated with the Baptist Union of Great Britain, and identifies the major influences which have led to its development. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, the majority of Baptists concentrated predominantly on the mode and subjects of baptism (immersion and believers), understanding the rite merely as an ordinance--the believer's personal profession of faith in Christ. However, in continuity with a tradition of Baptists going back as far as the first Baptists in the second and third decades of the seventeenth century, there were also a significant number of ministers and scholars who saw the inadequacy of this view of baptism both biblically and theologically. This sacramental view developed and grew throughout the twentieth century, and influenced a resurgence of baptismal sacramentalism in the early twenty-first century among Baptists not just in Britain, but also in North America, Europe, and further afield.

Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches

Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches
Author: Thomas White,Jason G. Duesing,Malcolm B. Yarnell
Publsiher: Kregel Academic
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2007-12
ISBN: 0825497574
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches Book Excerpt:

Respected leaders point a way forward in the key debates within the Southern Baptist Convention, one of the largest denominations at more than 16 million members.

Baptists Catholics and the Whole Church

Baptists  Catholics  and the Whole Church
Author: Steven R. Harmon
Publsiher: New City Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-09-21
ISBN: 1565485033
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baptists Catholics and the Whole Church Book Excerpt:

Within the whole church, Baptists and Catholics might seem to be ecclesiological and liturgical polar opposites. The two traditions are arguably more dissimilar from one another than each is from almost any other Christian tradition. Yet as veteran Baptist ecumenist Steven R. Harmon demonstrates in this book, they share much in common that can enable them to travel together as fellow pilgrims on the journey toward a more visibly united church. Baptists, Catholics, and the Whole Church: Reflections on the Pilgrimage to Unity challenges Baptists, Catholics, and other Christians to envision their own patterns of faith and practice as included in the convergences it presents and to dedicate themselves to deeper involvement in the quest for the unity Jesus prayed his followers would manifest.

Three Eyes for the Journey

Three Eyes for the Journey
Author: Dianne M. Stewart
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2005-07-07
ISBN: 0198039085
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Eyes for the Journey Book Excerpt:

Studies of African-derived religious traditions have generally focused on their retention of African elements. This emphasis, says Dianne Stewart, slights the ways in which communities in the African diaspora have created and formed new religious meaning. In this fieldwork-based study Stewart shows that African people have been agents of their own religious, ritual, and theological formation. She examines the African-derived and African-centered traditions in historical and contemporary Jamaica: Myal, Obeah, Native Baptist, Revival/Zion, Kumina, and Rastafari, and draws on them to forge a new womanist liberation theology for the Caribbean.

Russian Baptists and Orthodoxy 1960 1990

Russian Baptists and Orthodoxy  1960 1990
Author: Constantine Prokhorov
Publsiher: Langham Monographs
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2014-01-14
ISBN: 1783689900
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Russian Baptists and Orthodoxy 1960 1990 Book Excerpt:

Russian Baptists and the Orthodox Church have had a difficult and – at times – dramatic relationship over the past century and a half. However, the purpose of this thesis is to examine certain internal connections between these two Christian bodies. Despite the evident dissimilarity – in theology, church practice and traditions – there is common ground which has been largely unexplored. A number of features inevitably brought them together, such as living in the same country over a long period of time, sharing a history and national roots, responding to the same civic concerns, and finally – until recently – using the same Russian (“Synodal”) translation of the Bible. This thesis explores, first of all, the roots of the issue of Orthodox-Baptist similarities and dissimilarities in the nineteenth century. The remainder of the thesis focuses on 1960 to 1990. There is a chapter analyzing the way in which, in significant areas, Russian Baptist theology resembled Orthodox thinking. This is followed by a study of church and sacraments, which again shows that Russian Baptist approaches had echoes of Orthodoxy. The thesis then explores Baptist liturgy, showing the Orthodox elements that were present. The same connections are then explored in the area of Russian Baptist communal spiritual traditions. The examination of the Bible, beliefs and behaviour also indicates the extent to which Russian Baptists mirrored Orthodoxy. Finally there is an analysis of the popular piety of the Russian Baptists and the way in which they constructed an alternative culture. The basic views of Russian Baptists between the 1960s and 1990 have been drawn from periodicals of the Russian Baptist communities and from interviews with pastors (presbyters) and church members who were part of these communities. This often yields insights into “primary theology”, which in relation to many issues differs from official Baptist declarations that tend to stress the more Protestant aspects of Russian Baptist life. The aim of the thesis is to show that in a period in the history of the USSR when the division between the Western world and the Soviet bloc was marked, there was a strong Eastern orientation among Russian Baptists. This changed when the USSR came to an end. Over a number of years there was mass emigration of Russian Baptists and, in addition, pro-Western thinking gained considerable ground within the Russian Baptist community. During the period examined here, however, it is possible to uncover a great deal of evidence of Russian Baptists participating in Orthodox theology, spiritual mentality and culture.

Human Rights and the World s Major Religions The Christian tradition

Human Rights and the World s Major Religions  The Christian tradition
Author: William H. Brackney
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civil rights
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Rights and the World s Major Religions The Christian tradition Book Excerpt:

Covering the world's major religions, these five volumes together provide a comprehensive examination of the way these faiths view human rights, from ancient times to the present.

Church in Black and White

Church in Black and White
Author: John Laurence Wilkinson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 249
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Black people
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Church in Black and White Book Excerpt:

Communion Covenant and Creativity

Communion  Covenant  and Creativity
Author: Brian Haymes,Richard L. Kidd
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2020-03-16
ISBN: 1532668651
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communion Covenant and Creativity Book Excerpt:

This book is a follow-up to a previous volume by the same three authors, Baptists and the Communion of Saints: A Theology of Covenanted Disciples, though it does not require familiarity with the first study. The present book offers new perspectives on belief in the "communion of saints" by interpreting it through the idea of "covenant," with its two dimensions of relations with God and with each other. Giving attention to the creative arts of painting, music, poetry, and story writing, the authors explore "indications" of a hidden "communion of saints" through embodiment, memory, and connectivity. Included are studies of the work of visual artists Paul Nash and Mark Rothko; musicians John Tavener, Elgar, and Brahms; and writers Thomas Hardy, T. S. Eliot, and James Joyce. Theological reflection on these hints of communion offers a vision of an ongoing communion of prayer with the saints, alive and dead, which does not depend on a dualistic idea of a disembodied soul existing after death but which affirms the Christian tradition of the resurrection of the body. Communion, covenant, and creativity are thus linked to develop a Christian aesthetics based on a mutual indwelling between the triune God and the world.

Re membering the Body

Re membering the Body
Author: Scott W. Bullard
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN: 1620320177
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re membering the Body Book Excerpt:

For centuries, Baptists have regarded the Eucharist, or Lord's Supper, as "merely symbolic" rather than as sacramental. Historically speaking, Baptists have also participated in the practice of the Supper less frequently than other Christian groups, all the while lodging complaints about a lack of ecclesial unity. In response to these trends, this book argues for a sacramental understanding of the Eucharist and focuses on the way in which the Eucharist conveys grace by drawing the church together as the body of Christ. It focuses especially on the theology of James Wm. McClendon Jr., who was Baptist but nonetheless illustrated that through the Eucharist God "re-members" the church as the body of Christ. Together with Lutheran theologian Robert Jenson and Catholic theologian Cardinal Henri de Lubac, McClendon's work has had an enormous impact on contemporary free church discussions about the Supper and ecclesial unity. In a final chapter, therefore, the study examines a number of contemporary Baptists dubbed the "new Baptist sacramentalists." These men and women are influenced by McClendon, Jenson, and de Lubac, and they offer a fresh approach to the ongoing puzzle of the church's disunity through the Eucharist.

On Being the Church

On Being the Church
Author: Brian Haymes,Ruth Gouldbourne,Anthony R. Cross
Publsiher: Authentic Media
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2004-12-01
ISBN: 9781842271216
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Being the Church Book Excerpt:

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 believers' 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. `What a timely and significant book! When those historical commitments and convictions that issued in Baptist life and witness are in jeopardy of being forgotten or marginalized here is a series of essays that reasserts them with enthusiasm, clarity, and theological credibility. The outcome is a book that should be read not merely by Baptists but by representatives of every stream of Christian witness open to receive a prophetic witness to the nature of the church.' John E. Colwell is Tutor in Christian Doctrine and Ethics, Spurgeon's College, London, UK `Three British Baptist theologians, including a woman, have together written a superb book on "being the church". Admittedly, ecclesiology is recognized the world over as a distinctly Baptist topic, but this book takes a fresh approach. The aim is nothing less than to revision Baptist identity. The point of departure to reflect on the people of God is to reflect on the One God in Trinity. From this tradition, the authors enter Into a critical and constructive conversation with biblical as well as Baptist traditions, past and present, and all this is done within the current ecumenical setting. Readers of all persuasions will, therefore, find a wealth of thought-provoking ideas. A highly recommended book that will hopefully be translated into various languages.' Erich Geldbach is Professor Emeritus of Ecumenical Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany `W.T. Whitley once observed that the most distinctive feature of the Baptists is their doctrine of the church. Yet surprisingly little has been written to display the substance of his observation. This book is a welcome addition to a growing body of literature that demonstrates Whitley's thesis and so challenges the popular perception that Baptist Identity is rooted in modem notions of individualism and independence. The authors provide a rich account of Baptist faith and practice as life together In communion with the triune God. They challenge us to rise above the familiar paths of denominationatism and ask us to imagine what it might mean to live out a theology of baptism, eucharist, and ministry within the one church, holy, catholic, and apostolic' Curtis W. Freeman Is Research Professor of Theology and Director of the Baptist House of Studies, Duke University Divinity School, North Carolina, USA `Three British Baptist ministers, with wide pastoral and teaching experience, have brought together a powerful argument for re-examining many things that. Baptist churches have taken for granted. They bring together history, practice and theory, and produce a valuable and stimulating volume, which takes into account tradition and recent theological thinking.'This is a notable contribution to the renaissance of Baptist theology.' Derek B. Murray is a retired Baptist Pastor and retired' Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, and currently a Supervisor at the International Baptist Theological Seminary, Prague, Czech Republic