Reviewed by David Perry
Everett Ferguson: ‘Baptism in the Early Church: History, Theology and Liturgy in the First Five Centuries' (Eerdmans, 2009)Submitted by smw on Sat, 29/05/2010 - 15:59.
Reviewed by Jeremy Thomson
This book is one of a number of essay collections published since the death of John Howard Yoder that reflect on his writings and their continuing significance for Christian theology and ethics. Indeed, several of the essays in this set have already been published in previous Yoder collections (indicated thus*), and so, if you are keeping up with work on Yoder, you may find that you have already read them before.
Most of these essays juxtapose Yoder’s thought with influential thinkers:
Jehu Hanciles: 'Beyond Christendom: globalization, African migration and the transformation of the West' (Maryknoll: Orbis, 2008)
Soong-Chan Rah: 'The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity' (Downers Grove: IVP, 2009)
Reviewed by Stuart Murray Williams
Lloyd Pietersen's new book - the sixth in the 'After Christendom' series - Reading the Bible after Christendom will be published in 2010. Lloyd is delighted that well-respected Old Testament scholar, Walter Brueggemann, has written a foreword, commending this book very warmly. Here is an extract from the foreword:
Shalom is the Bible’s word for peace. Shalom is the hope of the prophets: enemies reconciled, injustices righted, hurts healed, fears calmed and communities prospering. God’s mission is to bring the whole of creation into harmony; peace with God, peace between the nations, peace with the created order. Followers of Jesus are invited to work with God in this peace-making mission to be ‘shalom activists’.
The Naked Anabaptist by Stuart Murray is a straightforward introduction to the Anabaptist tradition. Why are so many people today in Britain and Ireland intrigued by Anabaptism? What are the core convictions of the Anabaptist tradition? Who were the original Anabaptists?