The Baptized Body

Overview

What does baptism do to the baptized? Nothing? Something? In this study, Peter Leithart examines this single question of baptismal efficacy. He challenges several common but false assumptions about God, man, the church, salvation, and more that confuse discussions about baptism. He aims to offer a careful and simple discussion of all the central biblical texts that speak to us about baptism, the nature of signs and rites, the character of the church as the body of Christ, and the possibility of apostasy. In the ...
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Overview

What does baptism do to the baptized? Nothing? Something? In this study, Peter Leithart examines this single question of baptismal efficacy. He challenges several common but false assumptions about God, man, the church, salvation, and more that confuse discussions about baptism. He aims to offer a careful and simple discussion of all the central biblical texts that speak to us about baptism, the nature of signs and rites, the character of the church as the body of Christ, and the possibility of apostasy. In the end, he urges us to face up to the wonderful conclusion that Scripture attributes an astonishing power to the initiation rite of baptism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591280484
  • Publisher: Canon Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Starting Before the Beginning     1
"Baptism" Is Baptism     29
The "Body of Christ" Is the Body of Christ     53
Apostasy Happens     83
A Tale of Three Servants     107
The Sociology of Infant Baptism     113
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