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Senior Research Fellow

The Revd Dr Keith G Jones

BA (Theology, University of Manchester), MA (University of Bradford), PhD (IBTS/Wales), FRHistS, FCMI

Dr Jones was the Rector of the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague from 1998-2013.  He has extensive experience in theological higher education, administration and management.

Dr Jones' main areas of academic research are Baptist and Anabaptist life and thought as well as various streams of Christian worship and liturgy. He is President of the Baptist Historical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and teaches in a number of UK theological institutions.

Publications

BOOKS: PRINCIPAL PUBLICATIONS AS AT 2021

 

Justification in the Reformation

Foreword

Paternoster publications, 2012

 

The Practice of Ministry: An Introductory Handbook.

Editor and principal contributor.

Tribun Publishers, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7399-592-8 IBTS

Expanded and enlarged 2010, IBTS, 2010 ISBN 978-80-87006-10-8

 

The European Baptist Federation: A Case Study in Interdependency.

Authentic media, Paternoster, Milton Keynes 2009. ISBN 978-1-84227-639-6

 

A Shared Meal and a Common Table: Some reflections on the Lord’s Supper and Baptists.

The 1999 Whitley Lecture. Published 2000.

Whitley Trustees, Oxford, 2000.

Also published in Czech by the Whitley Trustees as:

Sdílení večeře páně a společného stolu: Několik úvah nad Večeří Páně a Baptisty

 

A Believing Church: Learning from some contemporary Anabaptist and Baptist perspectives (Second revised edition,2005)

Baptist Publications, Didcot, United Kingdom. (1998 first edition).

Also translated and published in Armenian by the Evangelical Baptist Union of Armenia, 2008; in Spanish by the Union of Baptists in Latin America, 2009 and in Lithuanian by the Baptist Union of Lithuania,2014.

 

From Conflict to Communion

Some strategies and possibilities in local and regional inter-church life.

Baptist Publications. 1996.

 

The Lord's Supper    Baptist Basics series. Baptist Publications. 1995

 

Currents in Baptistic Theology of Worship Today.  IBTS Publications. 2007

Edited with Parush R Parushev and including chapter “On abandoning public worship”.

 

Counter-Cultural Communities: Baptistic life in 21Century Europe

Edited with Ian M Randall. Paternoster Press. April 2008.

 

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

 

Grounded in Grace: Essays to Honour Ian M Randall

Edited by Pieter J Lalleman, Peter J Morden and Anthony R Cross.  Spurgeon’s College and the Baptist Historical Society, 2013.

Chapters: with Peter J Morden A Biographical sketch of Ian M Randall.

A Moment of Transformation: The European Baptist Federation and the Collapse of the Soviet Union and its European and Central Asian Empire, 1989-92.

 

Handbook of Theological Education in World Christianity

Edited by Dietrich Werner, David Esterline, Namsoon Kang and Joshva Raja. Regnum Books, Oxford, 2010.

Chapter: Theological Education in Baptist Churches (with Lina Andronovienė and Parush R Parushev).

 

Exploring Baptist Origins

Edited by Anthony R Cross and Nicholas J Wood. Regent’s Park College. February 2010.

Chapter: “Baptists and Anabaptists Reassessed”

 

Zo zijn onze manieren! : In gesprek over gemeentetheologie

Editor: Teun van der leer. Published by Unie van Baptisten Gemeenten in Nederland. September 2009. Article: Baptisten ecclesiologie:Sociologie of theologie ? (in Dutch)

 

Anabaptist Mission Gathering Round the Table (chapter) in:

Anabaptism and Mission, Editors Wilbert R Shenk and Peter F Penner

                                    Neufeld Verlag, Schwarzenfeld, Germany, 2007.

 

Leading a Theological Education in Europe Today (chapter) in:

Theological Education as Mission.  Editor: Peer F Penner

                                    Neufeld Verlag, Schwarzenfeld, Germany 2005.

 

Armenia; Towards a “baptistic Contextual Theology (chapters) in:

Towards an Understanding of European Baptist Identity.

Editors: Rollin G Grams and Parush R Parushev.

                                    IBTS, Praha, 2006.

 

Prayers of the People: A Feschstrift for John Weaver

Contribution of prayers on the environment

                                    Editors: Simon Woodman and Helen Dare

                                    Regent’s Park College, Baptist Centre for History and Heritage

                                    Oxford, 2011.

 

Coming Home: Stories of Anabaptists in Britain and Ireland

Edited by Dr’s Alan Kreider and Stuart Murray

Pandora Press, Canada. 2000

 

Baptist Perspectives: What Value democracy?

One chapter in a series of three.

Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church Publications, 1997                   

 

 

 

 

PRINCIPAL ARTICLES IN DICTIONARIES AND JOURNALS 1995 -2021

 

Twentieth Century Baptists: People, places, Principles: An Ecumenical High Point?

The Baptist Quarterly, Issue 52. Volume 1.  (January 2021)

 

Editorial and review co-authored, celebrating 20 years with Ian M Randall

Journal of European Baptist Studies (Volume 20 Number 2, January 2021)

 

A “mistake” which became a triumph: the achievements of the IBTS doctoral programme 1998 – 2014.

Journal of European Baptist Studies (2017)

 

Reflections on the recent statement by British Baptist ministers and scholars on “The courage to be Baptist: A Statement on Baptist Ecclesiology and Human Sexuality”.

Baptist Minister’s Journal (2017)

 

Re-visiting the Web: Baptist Ecclesia and Interdependency

Baptistic Theologies, Volume 7, Number 2, Autumn 2015 (published January 2016)

 

Desert Island books

The Baptist Ministers’ Journal (Volume 329, January 2016)

 

Spirituality and Structures

Journal of European Baptist Studies. Volume 13, Number 2. January 2013.

 

On Gathering, Intentional, Convictional Communities of faith

Journal of European Baptist Studies. Volume 13, Number 1. September 2012

 

50 articles on history, liturgy, church life and theology in

A Dictionary of European Baptist Life and Thought

Editorial committee: Ian M Randall, Keith G Jones, Toivo Pilli

General Editor: John H Y Briggs

Authentic Media, Paternoster, Milton Keynes, 2009.

 

Baptists and Creation Care

Baptist Quarterly Volume 42. No 7. July 2008.

 

The Baptist World Alliance and Baptist Identity: A Reflection on the Journey to the Centenary Congress Message, 2005.

Journal of European Baptist Studies. Volume 8. No. 2. January 2008

 

The Baptist World Alliance: Message from the Centenary Congress

Journal of European Baptist Studies. Volume 6. No.1. September 2005

 

Anabaptist Style Communion

The Journal of the Baptist Union Retreat Group. Winter 2004/05

 

Towards a Model of Mission for Gathering, Intentional, Convictional Koinonia

Journal of European Baptist Studies. Volume 4. No.2. January 2004

 

The Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart: Insights on European Baptist Spirituality

Baptist Quarterly. Volume 40. No 4. October 2003

 

Rethinking Baptist Ecclesiology

Journal Of European Baptist Studies. Volume I Number 1.

September 2000

 

The International Baptist Theological Seminary of the European Baptist Federation

American Baptist Quarterly. Volume XVIII. Number 2. June 1999.

 

Deepening our Confessions of  Faith Together

One in Christ : A Catholic ecumenical Review. Vol. XXXIII. No4. 1997.

 

Presiding at the Lord’s Supper

Preaching Today.  Volume 38. No. 3. Autumn 1995.

 

 

Struggle and Contemplation

The Journal of the Baptist Union Retreat Group. Autumn 1998.

Also published in the Baptist Union Retreat Group Occasional Papers. Paper Number 20. June 1999.

 

The Community of the Prince of Peace

The Journal of the Baptist Union Retreat Group. Autumn 1997,.

 

Beginning with God

Co-contributor to the Bible Studies of the Denominational Consultation.

Baptist Union Publications. July 1996.

 

BOOKS AND ARTICLES PRIOR 1975 - 1995

 

Our Heritage:The Baptists of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cheshire, 1647 - 1987

Lancashire and Cheshire and Yorkshire Baptist Associations, 1987

179 pages. Illustrated

Principal author of Chapters 6 to 10.

Co-authors: Dr Ian M Sellers, the Revd E F Clipsham, the Revd J F V Nicholson.

 

This is the principal history of the Baptists of the north of England from the earliest beginning until 1987. The editor in chief was the late Dr Ian M Sellers of Manchester University. I was principal author of the account from 1837 until 1987.

 

The Authority of the Trust Deed: A Yorkshire Perspective.

The E A Payne Memorial Prize Essay.

The Baptist Quarterly. Volume XXXIII. No. 3. July 1989.

 

Have Baptists got Faith in the City?

The Baptist Quarterly. Volume XXXIII. No. 1. January 1989.

 

The Industrial Revolution: Effects upon the Baptist community in Barnoldswick and the resulting “split” in the Baptist Church.

The Baptist Quarterly. Volume XXX. No.3. July 1983.

 

The Township Romero

Missionary Herald. July 1991.

 

Present Encounter not past memorial. An article on the 460th Anniversary of the death of Zwingli.

The Baptist Times. Volume 139. Thursday 10 October 1991.

 

 

Pastoral Care notes for Baptist Deacons, Elders and Visitors

Yorkshire Baptist Association. 1988.

 

Christian Worship:Some contemporary issues.

Joint editor and Chapter 3, Architecture and Worship

Yorkshire Baptist Association. 1984.

 

 

 

Keith G Jones

July 2021