|Portrait of Paul S. Fiddes in Helwys Hall,|
Regent's Park College, University of Oxford
One thing that deeply impresses me about Professor Fiddes is his appreciation for and commitment to serving the communion of his Christian nurture and calling. His international and ecumenical standing as a theologian means that he does not have to identify himself as a Baptist or even remain a Baptist, yet this ordained Baptist minister continues to make the Baptist tradition the explicit concrete ecclesial community of reference in his theological work and to serve the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the Baptist World Alliance in myriad ways.
Fiddes is must reading for Baptists as well as non-Baptists. Below is a list of his books with links to Amazon.com where available:
Tracks and Traces: Baptist Identity in Church and Theology (Studies in Baptist History and Thought, vol. 13; Paternoster, 2003)
The Promised End: Eschatology in Theology and Literature (Blackwell, 2000)
Participating in God: A Pastoral Doctrine of the Trinity (Darton, Longman, & Todd, 2000; Westminster John Knox, 2000)
Freedom and Limit: A Dialogue between Literature and Christian Doctrine (Macmillan, 1991; Mercer University Press, 1991)
The Trinity in Worship and Preaching (London Baptist Preachers' Association, 1991)
Past Event and Present Salvation: The Christian Idea of Atonement (Darton, Longman, & Todd, 1989)
The Creative Suffering of God (Clarendon Press, 1988)
A Leading Question: The Structure and Authority of Leadership in the Local Church (Baptist Publications, 1986)
Charismatic Renewal: A Baptist View (Baptist Publications, 1980)
Happy birthday, Professor Fiddes!