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Infant Baptism and the Covenant of Grace

Author: Paul King Jewett

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802817130

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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This is a print on demand book and is therefore non- returnable. Paul Jewett, author of the creative and highly provocative book Man As Male and Female, here turns his critical attention to the practice of infant baptism. Jewett does not accept the traditional "covenant" argument for baptizing infants, and this book explains why he believes this argument fails. Infant baptism is not a subject which can be isolated. For, as Jewett would have his readers understand, one's view on this issue is integrally related to one's view of the sacraments in general and thereby to the whole doctrine of the church and salvation. Thus it is understandable that what appears to be a minor theological question has had such divisive effects on the church. A discussion of the historical source of infant baptism begins Jewett's critique and introduces such issues as the distinction between infants and children, the silence of certain early church fathers on the subject, infant communion, and catechetical instruction. The second and major portion of this book examines the theological issue, focusing specifically on the covenant argument, which suggests that baptism replaces circumcision as the sign of the covenant and thereby is given to infants. This argument, Jewett claims, fails to take into account the historical character of revelation, and contains certain contradictions. Jewett concludes with a creative defense of believer baptism, one which is theologically responsible and which recognizes the profound truths of covenant theology.
Infant Baptism and the Covenant of Grace
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Paul King Jewett
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1978 - Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

This is a print on demand book and is therefore non- returnable. Paul Jewett, author of the creative and highly provocative book Man As Male and Female, here turns his critical attention to the practice of infant baptism. Jewett does not accept the traditional "covenant" argument for baptizing infants, and
Infant Baptism and the Silence of the New Testament
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Bryan Holstrom
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-24 - Publisher: Ambassador International

Since the time of the Reformation—some Christians have argued that the historic church’s practice of infant baptism is without proper biblical warrant. The most frequently heard refrain from those in this camp is that, because the New Testament contains no explicit command to baptize the infant children of believers, the
Infant Baptism God's Ordinance
Language: en
Pages: 90
Authors: Michael Harrison, C. Matthew McMahon
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-30 - Publisher: Puritan Publications

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The Promise of Baptism
Language: en
Pages: 223
Authors: James V. Brownson
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-12-18 - Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

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Infant Baptism of Christ’s Appointment
Language: en
Pages: 106
Authors: Samuel Petto
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-28 - Publisher: Puritan Publications

This work by Samuel Petto is a theological study on baptism demonstrating that infant baptism is of Christ’s appointment. Petto shows the proof of infant baptism which stems from two arguments: the formula that Christ gave to baptize, and that infants are visibly in the Covenant. He gives solid biblical