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Director of Baptist Studies, Editor of JEBS

Revd Dr Toivo Pilli

B.A. (University of Tartu), Th.M. (University of Tartu), PhD (IBTS/Wales)

Dr Pilli is Director of Baptist Studies in IBTS Amsterdam. Since 2020 he has served as Editor of the Journal of European Baptist Studies, a biannual academic publication of IBTS. Dr Pilli has supervised numerous dissertations and published widely on the theme of Baptist and Anabaptist history and identity. He is member of IBTS library oversight committee.


Pilli, Toivo (2023) Selginemisi [Clarifications] (Kolm Talenti: Tartu).

Pilli, Toivo and Merlin Kontus (2022) „Eesti baptistide usuteadusliku hariduse lugu, 1922-1989“ [A Story of Estoninan Baptist Theological Education, 1922-1989], Usuteaduslik Ajakiri, 81 (1), 98-126

Pilli, Toivo (2022) Lähivaates: Kuus pilku Eesti vabakoguduste loole [Looking Closely: Six Glimpses of the Estonian Free Churches’ History] (Kõrgem Usuteaduslik Seminar: Tallinn).

Pilli, Toivo (2022) „The Reformation in Central and Eastern Europe“. In: Corneliu Constantineanu and Peter Penner (eds), The Central and Eastern European Bible Commentary, 360-361.

Pilli, Toivo (2021) „I Received Guidance from Above: A Story of an Estonian Female Preacher, Ilse Katvel“. In: Anthony R. Cross and Brian Haymes (Eds), Re-Membering the Body: The Witness of History, Theology, and the Arts in Honour of Ruth M.B. Gouldbourne. (140−158), Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications.

Pilli, Toivo (2021) „Discipleship“. In: Brian C. Brewer (Ed.), T&T Clark Handbook of Anabaptism (405−421), London New York: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Pilli, Toivo (2020) „Estonian West Coast Revival in Retrospect: Bible as a Tool for Interpreting Change“, Theological Reflection: Euro-Asian Journal of Theology, (24), 169-182.

Pilli, Toivo, and Ian Randall (2019) „Free Church Traditions in Twentieth-Century Europe“. In: Jehu Hanciles (ed.), The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, (261-191), Oxford University Press.

Pilli, Toivo (2018) „The West Coast Revival in Estonia, 1873-1884: Paving the Way for Baptist Mission“, Baptistic Theologies, 10 (1), 1-17

Pilli, Toivo (2016). Varane anabaptism ja jüngerlus. Mõtteid tänapäevaks. Kirik ja Teoloogia, 227, 1−4.

Pilli, Toivo (2016). On the Edge: Baptists and Other Free Church Evangelicals in Tsarist Russia, 1855-1917 by Albert Wardin. Book review. In: Journal of European Baptist Studies (51). IBTS Centre Amsterdam.

Pilli, Toivo (2015). Where Do We Go from Here? Some Challenges for European Baptistic Ecclesiology. Journal of European Baptist Studies, 2, 5−16.

Pilli, Toivo (2015). Discipleship in Early Anabaptist Tradition: Inspiration for Today. Baptistic Theologies, 7 (2), 44−56.

Pilli, Toivo (2015). Eesti vabakirikute jumalateenistused. Kaido Soom. Liturgika (236−250). Tartu: Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus.

Pilli, Toivo (2014). Baptist Leaders and the Atheistic Powers: A Soviet-Estonian Case Study. In: Anthony R. Cross and John H.Y.Briggs (Ed.). Freedom and the Powers: Perspectives from Baptist History (146−161). Didcot: The Baptist Historical Society.

Pilli, Toivo (2014). The Upside-down Kingdom. In: Gregory C. Joel (Ed.). Baptist Preaching: A Global Anthology (173−182). Waco, USA: Baylor University Press.

Pilli, Toivo (2013). Adam Podin ja pan-evangeelne vaimulaad. Usuteaduslik Ajakiri, 2, 62−87.

Pilli, Toivo (2013). Adam Podin: An Estonian Baptist with International Links and Pan-Evangelical Vision. In: Pieter J. Lalleman, Peter J. Morden, Anthony R. Cross (Ed.). Grounded in Grace: Essays to Honour Ian M.

Randall (103−117). London: Spurgenon's College and Baptist Historical Society.