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We are pleased to announce a book launch event in celebration of our Assistant Principal’s new book! Join us on Monday November 8th at 7:30pm for an evening celebrating Rev. Dr. Lina Toth’s valuable new book in the After Christendom series. We will hear from Lina and 4 responses to her excellent new book, Singleness and Marriage After Christendom.

From the publisher (Cascade Books):

This book follows the changes in the practice of marriage and singleness, from those early days of the Christian movement to our modern preoccupation with romance and coupledom as essential ingredients of a happy, fulfilled life. It argues that the current surge in the number of single people is actually an opportunity for us to reconsider both singleness and marriage in the larger context of a community of faith.

Lina Toth is Assistant Principal and Lecturer in Practical Theology at the Scottish Baptist College. A musician and artist as well as a theologian, she is particularly interested in ethics, spirituality, and the theology of culture. Her second love is history—that is, people and stories which have shaped the world we live in today.


  • Dr Stuart Murray Williams (Series Editor)

Dr Stuart Murray Williams is the director of the Centre for Anabaptist Studies at Bristol Baptist College and the series editor of the ‘After Christendom’ series.

  • Dr. Irma Fast Dueck (Associate Professor of Practical Theology CMU)

Dr. Irma Fast Dueck is an Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Canadian Mennonite University. Her teaching and research interests include Pastoral Care & Counselling, Gender Studies, and Ministry Formation.

  • Dr. Andrew Clarke (BUS Continuing Ministry Development Lead)

Dr. Andrew Clarke has taught New Testament at the University of Aberdeen and the Scottish Baptist College. Currently he serves churches across the Baptist Union of Scotland assisting their leadership development.

  • Rev. Dr. Melody Maxwell (Director of Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies)

Rev. Dr. Melody Maxwell serves as Associate Professor of Christian History at Acadia Divinity College. She has written multiple books and articles about Baptist women’s history. She is currently co-editing a volume on Baptists and gender.


You must register for the event via Eventbrite or emailing the College on scottishbaptistcollege@uws.ac.uk – once registered you will receive joining instructions for the event.

You can buy the book from the publisher’s website – For those registering for the launch a discount code will be available closer to the event!!


8 November
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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