Infant Baptism in Historical Perspective: Collected Studies

Infant Baptism in Historical Perspective: Collected Studies

by David F. Wright
     
 

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These important and incisive essays, spanning more than two decades of research and engagement, probe facets and episodes of infant baptism's fortunes over twenty centuries. The story of pedobaptism is traced from its shadowy beginnings as a variant of faith-baptism, through inflated Reformation defenses as infant-baptism monopolized baptismal thought and practice,

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These important and incisive essays, spanning more than two decades of research and engagement, probe facets and episodes of infant baptism's fortunes over twenty centuries. The story of pedobaptism is traced from its shadowy beginnings as a variant of faith-baptism, through inflated Reformation defenses as infant-baptism monopolized baptismal thought and practice, to biblical and ecumenical reevaluations and hopeful contemporary rapprochements across divisive waters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556353369
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
Studies in Christian History and Thought Series
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

David F. Wright is Emeritus Professor of Patristic and Reformed Christianity, New College, University of Edinburgh.

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