Latest Pacific Journal of Baptist Research available

The latest Pacific Journal of Baptist Research is available. The journal is a free download. It is the journal of the Baptist colleges in Australia (Maylon, Morling, Vose, Whitley) and New Zealand (Carey). It began in 2005 and has lots of hidden gems within its archives

A previous edition honours Stanley Grenz. More recently an issue was dedicated to responses to Curtis Freeman's Contesting Catholicity.

The latest edition seeks to honour Paul Fiddes and I was generously invited last minute to write a short editorial that gives some context to his work. Inside are three articles engaging with Paul's work on the atonement, the Trinity and covenant.


Hauerwas & Baptists

The latest edition of the (Baptist) journal Review & Expositor (February 2015) contains a set of essays by Baptists on Hauerwas with a reply by Hauerwas. Contributors include Curtis Freeman, Barry Harvey, Elizabeth Newman, Ralph Wood, Mark Medley, Jonathan Tran and Kyle Childress.

Freeman writes about Hauerwas' Baptist project, seeking to encourage Baptists to move beyond the confines of their often narrow theology. This has been taken up by several Baptists, Freeman being the best example - see his Contesting Catholicity.

Regent's Reviews 3.2 (April 2012)

The latest Regent's Reviews is now available. 29 book reviews covering Christian doctrine, biblical studies, practical theology and ministry.

This latest edition contains reviews of

Parallel Lives of Jesus: Four Gospels, One Story by Edward Adams

Trinity and Election in Contemporary Theology edited by Michael T. Dempsey

Learning to Speak Christian by Stanley Hauerwas

The ‘Plainly Revealed’ Word of God?: Baptist Hermeneutics in Theory and Practice edited by Helen Dare and Simon Woodman

The Bible, disability, and the church: a new vision of the people of God by Amos Yong

Remixing the Church: Towards an Emerging Ecclesiology by Doug Gay

Believing in Belonging: Belief and Social Identity in The Modern World by Abby Day

Baptist Quarterly Online

Every article from the Baptist Quarterly 1922-2000 is now available to download here.

As we continue to work towards seeing the future beyond400 we might want to listen to the past. Here's a small number that maybe helpful and/or interesting.

'The Baptist Doctrine of the Church' (1948)

W. M. S. West, 'Baptists and the Future' (1967)

L. G. Champion, 'Evanglelical Calvinism and the Structures of Baptist Church Life' (1981)

J. H. Y. Briggs, 'Evangelical Ecumenism: The Amalgamation of General and Particular Baptists in 1891'

Nigel Wright, 'Koinonia and Baptist Ecclesiology: Self-Critical Reflections from Historical and Systematic Perspectives' (1984)

Stephen Copson, 'Renewing Associations' (2000)

Peter Shepherd, 'The Baptist Union's Ministerial Settlement Scheme and Sustentation Scheme' (2000)

Regent's Reviews, April 2011

It does feel long enough since the last edition of Regent's Reviews 2.2, but a new edition is now out, in a new magazine format or to download as a .pdf - see here.

Inside you will find reviews of:

Terry J. Wright, Providence Made Flesh: Divine Presence as a Framework for a Theology of Providence

Gregory MacDonald (ed.), “All Shall Be Well”: Explorations in Universal Salvation and Christian Theology, from Origen to Moltman

Suzanne McDonald, Re-Imaging Election: Divine Election as representing God to others and others to God
Ian A. McFarland, In Adam’s Fall: A Meditation on the Christian Doctrine of Original Sin

Lewis Ayres, Augustine and His Trinity

Michael P. Jensen, Martyrdom and Identity: The Self on Trial

Robin Parry, Lamentations. The Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary

Martyn Percy, Shaping the Church: The Promise of Implicit Theology

Jonny Baker, Curating Worship

John Colwell, Why Have You Forsaken Me? A Personal Reflection on the Experience of Desolation 

David W. Bebbington, Baptists through the Centuries: A History of a Global People

Plus lots of others ...

Regent's Reviews, October 2010

Running a little late, the latest edition of Regent's Reviews is now ready for downloading. Click here to download.

Find inside reviews of

Stanley Hauerwas, Hannah's Child: A Theologian's Memoir

Luke Bretherton, Christianity and Contemporary Politics

Ferdinan Schlingensiepen, Dietrich Bonheoffer 1906-1945

Joseph Mangina, Brazos/SCM Revelation commentary

Angus Paddison, Scripture: A Very Theological Proposal

as well as Baptist authors:

Steven Harmon, Ecumenism Means You, Too

Paul Goodliff, Ministry, Sacrament and Representation

Anthony R. Cross and Nicholas Wood, Exploring Baptist Origins

John Weaver, Christianity and Science

Christopher Voke, Creation At Worship

Modern Theology Symposium on Taylor's A Secular Age

How much can a philosopher do? - Fergus Kerr

History, belief and imagination in Charles Taylor's A Secular Age - Graham Ward

'Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet': Reflections on A Secular Age - Stanley Hauerwas and Romand Coles

The Response of a Theologian to Charles Taylor's A Secular Age - Gregory Baum

The Deep Conditions of Secularity - Hent de Vries

Challenging Issues about the Secular Age - Charles Taylor

download Regent's Reviews 1.2 (April 2010)

The latest edition of Regent's Reviews is now available here.

Books reviewed this edition include:

On Being the Church by Brian Haymes, Ruth Gouldbourne and Anthony R. Cross (this should have appear back in October, but accidently got missed). This is an important and interesting theology of baptist identity.

The Deliverance of God by Douglas Campbell. The argument of the book could see the most dramatic shift in Pauline studies since EP Sanders' book in 1977.

Beginning at Jerusalem by James Dunn

Pannenberg: A Guide for the Perplexed by Timothy Bradshaw

Christian Ethics by Michael Banner

Christ the Key by Kathryn Tanner

Who am I? Bonhoeffer's Theology through his Poetry edited by Bernd Wannenwetsch

The Trinity and Ecumenical Church Thought by William C. Ingle-Gillis

The European Baptist Federation: A Case Study in European Baptist Interdependency 1950-2006 by Keith Jones

Communities of Conviction: Baptist Beginnings in Europe by Ian Randall

The Myth of Religious Violence by William T. Cavanaugh

A Dictionary of European Baptist Life and Thought edited by John H. Y. Briggs

God and Government edited by Nick Spencer

IJST, April 2010

Hermeneutics and the Doctrine of Scripture: Why they need each other - Francis Watson

What is Theological Interpretation? An ecclesiological reduction - Daniel J. Treier

The Character of Theological Interpretation of Scripture - Mark Alan Bowald

Why Theological Hermeneutics Needs Rhetoric: Augustine's De doctrina Christiana - James Andrews

What is Theological Interpretation? The Example of Robert W. Jenson - Darren Sarisky

Theological Exegesis as Exegetical Showing: A Case of Isaiah's Figural Potentiality - Mark Gignilliat