Same Baptist Scholars have recognized the need to provide a channel for the publication of academie works, doctoral dissertations, and text books, that can be located In the Baptist tradition or related to present-day Baptist thinking. In the academie publishing market there Is a need both for the author and for the reader - to identify books that belang to a certain tradition. With this series we want to attract authors and manuscripts of high academie quality. And we shall seek to have this series subscribed to by many academie institutions so that we can promise to the authors a wide distribution. One volume has alreacly appeared (Festschrift Günter Wagner) and four other volumes are in the making.