Item description for Tracks and Traces: Baptist Identity and Theology [Paternoster Studies in Baptist History and Thought] by Paul S. Fiddes...
This is a comprehensive, yet unusual, book on the faith and life of Baptist Christians. It explores the understanding of the church, ministry, sacraments and mission from a thoroughly theological perspective. In a series of interlinked essays, the author relates Baptist identity consistently to a theology of covenant and to participation in the triune communion of God.
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Paul S. Fiddes is Professor of Systematic Theology in the University of Oxford. He was Principal of Regent s Park College, Oxford (1989-2007), a Baptist foundation, and has been Chair of the Doctrine and Unity Commission of the Baptist World Alliance. He is the author of "Tracks and Traces: Baptist Identity in Church and Theology" (2003) and "Seeing the World and Knowing God: Israelite Wisdom and Christian Doctrine in a Late-modern Context" (2013).
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. He is the author of "The Concept of the Knowledge of God" (1988) and coauthor of "On Being the Church" (2008).
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).
All three authors are ordained ministers of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and have been friends for more than thirty years."
Paul S. Fiddes has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Oxford Regent's Park College University of Oxford Univer.