Our news page allows you to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the Baptist Historical Society.
The Centre for Baptist Studies in Oxford have published the papers from last year’s one day conference on the Salters’ Hall Debates that took place in 1719. Trinity, Creed and Confusion is edited by Stephen Copson, the Society’s Secretary and includes chapters by Stephen Holmes, Peter Shepherd, Malcolm Yarnell III and others.
It is available via Amazon for £18.
The Angus Library, based at Regent’s Park College, Oxford has created a new way of staying in touch and supporting their work, by inviting people to become a Friend of the Angus. See here for more.
They are also running some online seminars called ‘Opening the Angus’, to mark the launch of the Friends project and you can register visit here.
Each webinar will begin at 7.30pm and finish by 8.45pm.
To register for this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Speakers include Ruth Gouldbourne, Stephen Copson, Karen Smith, Peter Morden, Wale Hudson-Roberts, Kang-San Tan, Rosemarie Davidson-Gotobed, Doreen Morrison, Ruth Moriarty and others.
Due to the prevailing restrictions imposed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the BHS Committee has decided to hold the AGM online this year. This will take place on Wednesday June 3rd at 12.15pm. The meeting is open to personal members of BHS. If you wish to attend, please give your name and email address to Stephen Copson on email@example.com by May 22nd. You will then be given access to the Zoom location and also the Annual Report and Accounts, Baptist Quarterly annual report and the agenda.
This will be a day of interest to many – please pass on the news…
ICOBS is a triennial conference dedicated to the study of Baptist history and thought. Scholars from all over the world have been participating in ICOBS since our first conference at Oxford University in 1997. Our next ICOBS will be held at North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina, USA on July 21-24, 2021. The theme for that conference will be “Baptists and Gender.”
Find out more here; ICOBS Conference
We have just had a very successful Summer Conference earlier this month. You can read the report here; Summer Conference 2019 Report
If you are interested, keep an eye out for details of the next one…
Open to God, Open to All: The History of Tyndale Baptist Church, Bristol, 1868-2018 ed John Briggs, 428pp, 2018, Tyndale Baptist Church and the Baptist Historical Society, £17.50 postage and packing included.
Available from Tyndale Baptist Church, Whiteladies Road, Clifton, BRISTOL, BS8 2QG
The Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies (ACBAS) is pleased to announce a new prize competition in the general field of Baptist and Anabaptist history and thought, especially in Canada’s Atlantic region.
The annual Julian Gwyn Prize in Baptist and Anabaptist History and Thought, in the amount of $250 (Canadian), will be awarded for the best article approved for publication in a peerreviewed journal (including peer-reviewed student journals, open access journals, hybrid journals) by a doctoral- or masters-level student, in French or English. The initial award will be given for submissions published in 2018–2019, and annually thereafter when submissions of outstanding quality are received. The awards will normally be announced by November 1st following the close of the annual competition (June 30th of each year). *
All submissions must include: 1. An electronic copy of the article 2. Proof of the date of submission 3. Proof of current student status Email Submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
100 years ago, John Howard Shakespeare, who was then General Secretary of the Baptist Union, published his important book The Churches At The Crossroads. He challenged Baptists to rethink who they were, and, most significantly, how they related to others, asking them to reflect on the nature of the full Church of Christ.
Adrian Hastings commented that the book was ‘one of the most important books of twentieth century English Christianity because it sets out so clear the logic of the forthcoming ecumenical movement’ (A history of English Christianity 1920-2000 (SCM, 2001, p98))
As we mark 100 years since the publication of that ecumenical challenge – and as we continue to ask how we relate across denominational borders – here are some resources to help engage with the book, its impact and its legacy.
Keith Clements has written an article for the Baptist Times
There are also articles in the Baptist Quarterly
JOHN HOW ARD SHAKESPEARE Prophet of Ecumenism by Michael Townsend
John Howard Shakespeare by his son, Geoffrey Shakespeare