Baptist Sacramentalism: Studies in Baptist History and Thought

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Baptists are not known for their sacramental theology. Baptist Sacramentalism, a collection of essays by Baptist theologians and historians from Great Britain and North America, shows that sacramental theology is not an innovation in Baptist thought and offers a viable way of understanding God's action the church and the world. Drawing on theology, history, and biblical studies, the contributors explore the physical and spiritual, dimensions of Christian theology and experience, the church, baptism, the Lord's ...
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Overview

Baptists are not known for their sacramental theology. Baptist Sacramentalism, a collection of essays by Baptist theologians and historians from Great Britain and North America, shows that sacramental theology is not an innovation in Baptist thought and offers a viable way of understanding God's action the church and the world. Drawing on theology, history, and biblical studies, the contributors explore the physical and spiritual, dimensions of Christian theology and experience, the church, baptism, the Lord's supper, religious liberty, the politics of disestablishment, ordination and ministry, and preaching.
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Anthony R. Cross has lectured in church history and theology at the University of Surrey, Roehampton, London, and is now a Fellow of the Centre for Baptist History and Heritage, Regent's Park College, Oxford. He is also a Consultant Editor for the Paternoster Press.Philip E. Thompson is Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Heritage, North American Baptist Seminary, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. He is married to Marcia and has three sons, Nathanael, Andrew and Matthew.

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Table of Contents


Foreword   James I. Packer     xiii
Acknowledgements     xv
Introduction: Baptist Sacramentalism   Anthony R. Cross   Philip E. Thompson     1
The Physical Side of Being Spiritual: God's Sacramental Presence   Clark H. Pinnock     8
The Sacramentality of the Church: An Evangelical Baptist Perspective   Timothy George     21
Sacraments and Religious Liberty: From Critical Practice to Rejected Infringement   Philip E. Thompson     36
C.H. Spurgeon on the Sacraments   Tim Grass   Ian Randall     55
Baptism and the Lord's Supper as Community Acts: Toward a Sacramental Understanding of the Ordinances   Stanley J. Grenz     76
Re-Membering the Body: Baptism, Eucharist and the Politics of Disestablishment   Barry Harvey     96
Baptism in Acts: The Sacramental Dimension   Stanley E. Porter     117
Is 'Baptist Sacramentalism' an Oxymoron?: Reactions in Britain to Christian Baptism (1959)   Stanley K. Fowler     129
The Pneumatological Key to H. Wheeler Robinson's Baptismal Sacramentalism   Anthony R. Cross     151
'His soul-refreshing presence': The Lord's Supper in Calvinistic Baptist Thought and Experience in the 'Long' Eighteenth Century   Michael A.G.Haykin     117
'To Feed Upon by Faith': Nourishment from the Lord's Table   Curtis W. Freeman     194
The Lord's Supper: Might Baptists Accept a Theory of Real Presence?   Elizabeth Newman     211
The Sacramental Nature of Ordination: An Attempt to Re-engage a Catholic Understanding and Practice   John E. Colwell     228
Towards a Baptist Theology of Ordained Ministry   Stephen R. Holmes     247
Towards a Sacramental Understanding of Preaching   Brian Haymes     263
Index     271
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