On Saturday 2 October 2010, 50+ representatives of the new Anabaptist network of communities and Anabaptist network of organisations gathered for the first of what we anticipate will be annual events. This was an opportunity for members of participating communities (churches, emerging churches, study groups, etc.) to meet each other and think about how they can encourage and resource each other. It was an opportunity also for participating organisations to bring literature and other resources and to explain how they could serve these communities.
There is renewed interest in setting up an Anabaptist group in South Wales – either a study group or maybe something around a meal. If you are interested, contact Phill Vickery at email@example.com.
Reviewed by Lloyd Pietersen
The latest commentary in the Believers Church series follows the familiar format. For each section discussed there is a preview, outline, explanatory notes, consideration of the passage in its biblical context and finally, a short overview of the reception of the passage in the life of the church. The series is not designed to provide a scholarly, technical commentary but rather to aid ordinary church members in their Bible study.
John Rempel (Ed.): 'Jörg Maler’s Kunstbuch: Writings of the Pilgram Marpeck Circle' (Pandora Press, 2010)Submitted by smw on Mon, 13/09/2010 - 08:40.
Reviewed by Stuart Murray Williams
This English translation of the writings of various personalities in (and occasionally beyond) the circle of the German Anabaptist pastoral theologian, Pilgram Marpeck, is a truly enormous accomplishment. Well over 700 pages long, consisting of an eclectic mix of treatises, letters, poems, interludes and sayings, it is the work of no fewer than eleven translators, together with the detailed editorial work of John Rempel.
J. Nelson Kraybill: 'Apocalypse and Allegiance: Worship, Politics, and Devotion in the Book of Revelation' (Brazos, 2010)Submitted by smw on Mon, 13/09/2010 - 08:37.
Reviewed by Simon Woodman
Three day conferences with Stuart Murray Williams (The Anabaptist Network) and Roy Searle (The Northumbria Community).
Dates: 17 September in London; 28 September in Cardiff; and 23 October in Manchester.