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Helen Dare Uwe Swarat Laura Dijkhuizen Will Cumbia Lina Toth Henk Bakker Yuriy Skurydin Toivo Pilli Mary Raber Mike Pears


Andy Goodliff, Renewing a Modern Denomination: A Study of Baptist Institutional Life in the 1990s (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2021), 252 pages. ISBN: 9781725279827.

Erich Geldbach, ed., Baptisten weltweit: Ursprünge, Entwicklungen, Theologische Identitäten, Die Kirchen der Gegenwart, Vol. 7, Heft 118 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2021), 475 pages. ISBN: 9783525565001.

Beth Allison Barr, The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women became Gospel Truth (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2021), 256 pages. ISBN: 9781587435348.

Darren Carlson, Christianity and Conversion Among Migrants: Moving Faith and Faith Movement in a Transit Area (Leiden: Brill, 2020), 308 pages. ISBN: 9789004443440.

Sergey Sannikov, Знаки присутствия. Крещение в контексте баптистской сакраментологии. [Signs of the Presence: Baptism in the Context of Baptist Sacramental Theology] (Kiyv: Duh i Litera, 2019), 619 pages. ISBN: 9789663786681.

Martha Frederiks and Dorottya Nagy, eds, World Christianity: Methodological Considerations, Theology and Mission in World Christianity, Vol. 19 (Leiden: Brill, 2021), 315 pages. ISBN: 9789004441668.

Martin Accad and Jonathan Andrews, eds, The Religious Other: A Biblical Understanding of Islam, the Qur’an and Muhammad (Carlisle, Cumbria: Langham, 2020), 552 pages. ISBN: 9781783687909.

Gregory A. Ryan, Hermeneutics of Doctrine in a Learning Church: The Dynamics of Receptive Integrity, Studies in Systematic Theology, Vol. 23 (Leiden: Brill, 2020), 286 pages. ISBN: 9789004436398.

William H. Brackney, Historical Dictionary of the Baptists, 3rd edition, Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies and Movements Series (Lanham, Boulder, New York, London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2021), 722 pages. ISBN: 9781538122518.

Dumitru Sevastian, Dostoevsky’s Convictional Theology Expressed in His Life and Literature (Carlisle, Cumbria: Langham Monographs, 2021), 298 pages. ISBN: 9781839732027.

Henk de Roest, Collaborative Practical Theology: Engaging Practitioners in Research on Christian Practices (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2020), 371 pages. ISBN: 9789004413238.

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Helen Dare

Revd Dr Helen Dare is minister of Broad Haven Baptist Church in Pembrokeshire (Wales) and an Associate Tutor at Cardiff Baptist College. Her research interests are in the areas of Old Testament and British Baptist Hermeneutics.

Uwe Swarat

Dr Uwe Swarat is Professor for Systematic Theology at Elstal Theological Seminary (Germany). His recent book: is Gnade und Glaube. Studien zur baptistischen Theologie (Leipzig: EVA, 2021).

Laura Dijkhuizen

Laura Dijkhuizen is Academic Dean of the School of Theology in the Foundation Academy of Amsterdam and is currently doing her PhD on female leadership in the Dutch Evangelical Movement at the Faculty of Religion and Theology of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.

Will Cumbia

Will Cumbia is the Coordinator for Migration Issues with the European Baptist Federation and supports refugee mission projects with the Virginia Baptists and Austrian Baptists. He is based in Vienna, Austria.

Lina Toth

Revd Dr Lina Toth is assistant principal and lecturer in Practical Theology at the Scottish Baptist College. She is a Senior Research Fellow at IBTS Centre Amsterdam.

Henk Bakker

Prof. Dr Henk Bakker holds the James Wm McClendon Chair for Baptistic and Evangelical Theologies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and is a lecturer at the Dutch Baptist Seminary and IBTS Centre Amsterdam.

Yuriy Skurydin

Yuriy Skurydin serves as Academic Dean in Almaty Bible Institute (Kazakhstan) and is head of the education department in the Baptist Union of Kazakhstan.

Toivo Pilli

Revd Dr Toivo Pilli is Director of Baptist Studies at IBTS Centre Amsterdam and Editor of the Journal of European Baptist Studies.

Mary Raber

Dr Mary Raber holds a PhD degree from IBTS/University of Wales (2015). She was part of the teaching staff of Odessa Theological Seminary (Ukraine) until her retirement from Mennonite Mission Network in 2021. At present, she lives in St. Louis, Missouri (USA).

Mike Pears

Revd Dr Mike Pears is Director of IBTS Centre Amsterdam. His research interests are in theology and place and the use of qualitative research within theology.