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Baptists and the Communion of Saints: A Theology of Covenanted Disciples

Paperback|Jul 2014
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: This book fuses the Church's traditional doctrine of the Communion of Saints and Baptists' theology of salvation and discipleship--charting how Baptists can speak of a communion of saints here and now. Paul Fiddes and his coauthors emphasize that this...


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This book fuses the Church's traditional doctrine of the Communion of Saints and Baptists' theology of salvation and discipleship--charting how Baptists can speak of a communion of saints here and now. Paul Fiddes and his coauthors emphasize that this communion is only possible within the fellowship of the triune God who covenants with and for believers.


Reframing communion within a theology of covenant enables the affirmation of the practice of prayer and mutual support with all faithful disciples, both alive and dead. Such a covenantal understanding of communion avoids an unhealthy obsession with communication with those who have died. Baptists and the Communion of Saints thus makes a significant and practical difference in the way Baptists understand the nature of the church, prepare their worship, care for the dying and the bereaved, go on spiritual journeys, and celebrate baptism and the Lord's Supper.


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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 502014
  • Product Code 9781481300896
  • ISBN 148130089X
  • EAN 9781481300896
  • Pages 238
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baylor University Press
  • Publication Date Jul 2014
  • Sales Rank 75237
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 17mm
  • Weight 0.408kg

Brian Haymes

Brian Haymes was Principal of Northern Baptist College, Manchester (1985-94), Principal of Bristol Baptist College (1994-2000), and President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. He is active in retirement in writing and preaching.

Paul S Fiddes

Paul S. Fiddes is Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Oxford in England.

Richard Kidd

Richard Kidd was Principal of Northern Baptist College, Manchester (1994-2009) and Co-Principal of Northern Baptist Learning Community (2009-2012). His life at present includes voluntary work with the Baptist Missionary Society in India. He is coauthor of God and the Art of Seeing (2003) and editor of Something to Declare: A Study of the Declaration of Principle of the Baptist Union of Great Britain (1996).

  • :<p>introduction 1. Why Talk About The Saints? </p><p>2. Memory And Communion </p><p>3. Hope, Strangeness, And Interconnections </p><p>4. Praying With Mary And All The Saints </p><p>5. The Fellowship Of Faces </p><p>6. Communion And Covenant </p><p>conclusion: The Difference The Doctrine Makes</p>

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