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Baptism

W. P. Stephens

in Zwingli: An Introduction to His Thought

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263630
eISBN:
9780191682629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263630.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter explores Zwingli's view of baptism. There were fundamental elements in Zwingli's theology which made him deny the traditional view that baptism is a means of grace and that it is ... More


Calvin and the Efficacy of Infant Baptism

Lyle D. Bierma

in Font of Pardon and New Life: John Calvin and the Efficacy of Baptism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197553879
eISBN:
9780197553909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553879.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter Abstract: This chapter explores the question whether baptism for Calvin functions as a means of knowledge, assurance, and grace not just for adult converts but also for infants, especially ... More


The Sacraments

Gerald O'Collins SJ and Mario Farrugia SJ

in Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199259946
eISBN:
9780191602122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259941.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

From the rites of Christian initiation (baptism, confirmation, and the Eucharist), this chapter passes to the sacraments of the sick (penance and the anointing of the sick), and to the sacraments in ... More


A Further Dilemma for British Divines: Baptism’s Effect on Infants

Jay T. Collier

in Debating Perseverance: The Augustinian Heritage in Post-Reformation England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190858520
eISBN:
9780190863876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858520.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Chapter 5 continues to investigate the Montagu affair by surveying adjacent doctrines related to the perseverance debate. For instance, Dort’s more narrow definition of perseverance caused ... More


Augustine's Rejection of Posthumous Salvation for Non‐Christians

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The seventh chapter documents how and why Augustine of Hippo came to reject all the forms of posthumous salvation outlined in the earlier chapters of this study. His influence over theology in the ... More


With Cold Water and Silver Bowls: Becoming an Anglican in Eighteenth-Century Virginia

Lauren F. Winner

in A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith: Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-Century Virginia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124699
eISBN:
9780300168662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124699.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explains that silver was used at the altar because of its divine connotations, and its use in the sacraments of baptism and Holy Communion further instructed people that silver was the ... More


“Between Us and the Compleat Anabaptists”: Reframing Sacramentology in Light of Ecclesiology

Matthew C. Bingham

in Orthodox Radicals: Baptist Identity in the English Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190912369
eISBN:
9780190912390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912369.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

Chapter 3 explains and analyzes why the first Baptists rejected infant or paedobaptism, rooting the rejection of paedobaptism in the prior embrace of a congregational ecclesiology, thus serving to ... More


Karlstadt’s Challenge to Luther

Amy Nelson Burnett

in Debating the Sacraments: Print and Authority in the Early Reformation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190921187
eISBN:
9780190921217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190921187.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

The Zwickau prophets initiated a debate about infant baptism in Wittenberg that was the starting point for Andreas Karlstadt’s rejection of Luther’s sacramental theology. Karlstadt adopted an ... More


The Sacraments: Baptism and the Lord's Supper

Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

in The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791606
eISBN:
9780199932290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.003.0030
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Edwards's conception of the sacraments illustrates Calvin's famous doctrine of accommodation—that God accommodates himself to our lowly human capacities by communicating spiritual realities in ... More


Sacramentarian Diversity

Amy Nelson Burnett

in Debating the Sacraments: Print and Authority in the Early Reformation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190921187
eISBN:
9780190921217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190921187.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

The division of the Zurich reformation over the issue of infant baptism posed the problem of authority within the sacramentarian camp. Balthasar Hubmaier rejected Zwingli’s exegesis of scripture and ... More


Font of Pardon and New Life: John Calvin and the Efficacy of Baptism

Lyle D. Bierma

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197553879
eISBN:
9780197553909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553879.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book is a study of the historical development and impact of John Calvin’s doctrine of baptismal efficacy. The primary questions it addresses are (1) whether Calvin taught an “instrumental” ... More


The Early Debate in Switzerland

Amy Nelson Burnett

in Debating the Sacraments: Print and Authority in the Early Reformation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190921187
eISBN:
9780190921217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190921187.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

In the spring and summer of 1525, Ulrich Zwingli published three works that rejected Christ’s corporeal presence, although Zwingli distanced himself from Karlstadt. Even more important was Johannes ... More


Becoming a “Christian Woman”: Needlework and Girls' Religious Formation

Lauren F. Winner

in A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith: Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-Century Virginia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124699
eISBN:
9780300168662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124699.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on religious and girls' education, both charged issues in eighteenth-century Virginia. Religious education was a topic of some concern because explicit in infant baptism was the ... More


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