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Infant Baptism

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Investigate the effects of rationalism and other influences, especially the teachings of Erlangen theologians in the nineteenth century, on modern views of Baptism. It focuses on questions about "infant faith" (fides infantium) and the Reformation principle of sola fide.

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Overview

Investigate the effects of rationalism and other influences, especially the teachings of Erlangen theologians in the nineteenth century, on modern views of Baptism. It focuses on questions about "infant faith" (fides infantium) and the Reformation principle of sola fide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758628336
  • Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
  • Publication date: 12/28/2011
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction 1

I Rationalism and Supranaturelism 15

Julius August Ludwig Wegscheider 17

Franz Volkmar Reinhard 21

II Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher 35

Introduction 35

Baptism 39

Infant Baptism 44

III Erlangen Theologians (Part 1) 53

Introduction 53

Johann Wilhelm Friedrich Hofling 59

Hans Lassen Martensen 73

Gottfried Thomasius 87

IV Erlangen Theologians (Part 2) 95

Carl Adolf Gerhard von Zezschwitz 95

Ernst Hory 97

Rudolph Rocholl 99

Franz Delitzsch 100

V Infant baptism at the End of the Nineteenth Century 107

Introduction 107

Ernst Bunke 108

Reinhold Seeberg 124

Adolf Schlatter 135

VI Paul Althaus and Hermann Cremer 149

Introduction 149

Paul Althaus Sr. 150

Hermann Cremer 154

VII Conclusion 169

The Inability of Baptism to Create Faith 169

The Inability of Children to Receive Faith 170

The Incompleteness of Infant Baptism 171

The Soteriological Effects of Infant Baptism 172

The Two Alternatives 173

Bibliography 175

Primary Sources 175

Secondary Sources 186

subject index 191

Persons Index 209

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