New Book: Baptists and the Catholic Tradition, 2nd Edition
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New Book: Baptists and the Catholic Tradition, 2nd Edition

Reimagining the Church's Witness in the Modern World.

NABPR member Barry Harvey, professor of Theology in the Honors College and the graduate faculty in Religion at Baylor University has published a revised and expanded second edition of Can These Bones Live?. The preface and introduction are available as a a free download on Baker Academic’s site. Professor Harvey’s previous books include Taking Hold of the Real: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Profound Worldliness of Christianity (Wipf and Stock, 2015), and StormFront: The Good News of God, with James V. Brownson, Inagrace T. Dietterich and Charles C. West (W.B. Eerdmans, 2003).

Barry Harvey provides a doctrine of the church that combines Baptist distinctives and origins with an unbending commitment to the visible church as the social body of Christ. Speaking to the broader Christian community, Harvey updates, streamlines, and recontextualizes the arguments he made in an earlier edition of this book (Can These Bones Live?). This new edition offers a style of ecclesial witness that can help Christian churches engage culture. Harvey suggests new ways Baptists can engage ecumenically with Catholics and other Protestants, offers insights for Christian worship and practice, and shows how the fragmented body of Christ can be re-membered after Christendom.

Table of Contents

  • Contents
  • Foreword to the Revised Edition
  • Introduction
    1. Where, Then, Do We Stand?: The Church as the Presupposition of Theology
    2. Can These Bones Live? The Dismembering of Christ’s Body
    3. Caught Up in the Apocalypse: God’s Incursion into the World in Israel and Christ
    4. Let Us Be like the Nations: Becoming Entangled in the Ways of the World
    5. Sacramental Sinews: The Sacramental Re-membering of Christ’s Body
    6. Holy Vulnerable: Spiritual Formation for a Pilgrim People
    7. Dwelling Again in Tents: Living in Tension with the Earthly City
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