The Spiritual Condition of Infants: A Biblical-Historical Survey and Systematic Proposal

The Spiritual Condition of Infants: A Biblical-Historical Survey and Systematic Proposal

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ISBN-13: 9781608998449
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 03/28/2011
Pages: 181
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Adam Harwood is Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at Truett-McConnell College at Cleveland, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Acknowledgements xi

Abbreviations xiii

Introductory Section

1 Does It Matter if Infants Are Guilty of Sin? 3

2 What Are the Boundaries? 7

3 Grudem's Tentative Solution 13

Biblical Section

4 What Do Infants Receive from Adam?: (Romans 5:12 to 21) 31

5 Does God Judge Our Sinful Nature of Our Sinful Actions? (Psalm 51:25 and Ephesians 2:3) 41

6 Are Infant Deaths Due to the Guilt of Other People? (Genesis 6:5-6 and 2 Samuel 12:23 50

7 What is the Knowledge of Good and Evil?: (Genesis 2-3 and Deuteronomy 1:39) 56

8 John the Baptist: Salvation or Anointing: Luck 1:5 65

9 The Children with Jesus: Baptism or Blessing?: (Mark 10:13-16) 69

10 Hold Children: Covenant or Blessing?: (1 Corinthians 7:14) 74

Historical Section

11 The Eastern Church Fathers: (Irenaeus, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Gregory of Nyssa 83

12 The Western Church Fathers: (Tertullian and Cyprian) 96

13 Augustine 105

14 The Magisterial Reformers: (Luther, Zwingli, Calvin) 113

15 The Anabaptist Reformers: (Hubmaier and Marpeck) 126

16 Nineteenth-Century Baptists: (Boyce, Strong, and Mullins) 135

17 Twentieth-Century Baptists: (Hendricks and Erickson 145

Conclusion 153

Bibliography 165

Name and Subject Index 177

Scripture Indeex 180

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