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Baptism in the New Testament
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The author is a well-known expert in matters relating to the origins of Christianity, and he has also a fine apprehension of the theological issues involved. He treats his subject under the four heads : the foundation of baptism in the work of Christ; baptism as acceptance into the body of Christ; baptism and faith; and baptism and circumcision ...Not everyone will agree entirely with the author's account of what takes place in baptism, but there can be no doubt that he is right in his general stress upon the objective character of this sacrament. We are indebted to him also for useful discussions of various texts and passages of the New Testament. It will be a surprise to some that there is even less New Testament evidence for the adult baptism of the children of believing Christians than there is for their baptism as infants. The linking of baptism with circumcision is very ably done, and in an appendix on an early baptismal formula the genuineness of Acts 8.37 is defended and the relevance of Christ's blessing of the children displayed' (The Life of Faith).
Baptism in the New Testament by Oscar Cullmann was published by SCM Press in December 1950. The ISBN for Baptism in the New Testament is 9780334000686.
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|Page last updated||19th July 2016|
|Author / Artist||Oscar Cullmann|
|Publisher||SCM Press (December 1950)|
|Number of Pages||84|