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Baptism in the Early Church: History, Theology, and Liturgy in the First Five Centuries

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Publisher Comments:

Everett Fergusons work here is a compendium of almost everything that is currently known about the Christian ritual of baptism, with extensive citations to the primary and secondary literature, and as such is destined to be an extremely valuable reference work.

Book News Annotation:

Veteran scholar of early Christianity Ferguson (Abilene Christian U., Texas) strives to present a comprehensive anthology of sources about baptism from the first three centuries, and a representative sample of the more voluminous sources from the fourth and fifth. His training is in literary sources, he says, but he has made an effort to educate himself about art and archaeological sources and incorporate them as well. After an introduction surveying the scholarship, he looks at antecedents to Christian baptism in Greco-Roman paganism and Jewish tradition, then at references in the New Testament and contemporary art and later Christian interpretations of them. Topics from later periods include the apostolic fathers, those called Gnostics and related groups, Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian and Cyprian in Carthage, infant baptism, Origen, fourth-century Syriac writers, Cappadocia, sickbed baptism, Spain, Cyril of Alexandria and the Coptic rite, and Augustine of Hippo. A final section examines baptisteries from Israel to England. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

The school of Antioch : Theodore of Mopsuestia — The school of Antioch : John Chrysostom I — The school of Antioch : John Chrysostom II — Miscellaneous sources : church orders and "eunomian" baptism — Cappadocia : Basil the Great — Cappadocia : Gregory of Nazianzus — Cappadocia : Gregory of Nyssa — The delay of baptism : sickbed baptism, believers' baptism, and infant baptism — Milan : Ambrose — Other North Italians — Spain — Some other Latin

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802827487
Publisher:
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Author:
Ferguson, Everett
Author:
Everett Ferguson
Subject:
Christian Rituals & Practice - Sacraments
Subject:
History
Subject:
Early church, ca. 30-600
Subject:
Christian Theology - Soteriology
Subject:
Christian Theology - History
Subject:
Baptism -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Subject:
Christianity-Theology and Ethics
Subject:
General-General
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
953
Dimensions:
9.40x6.50x2.40 in. 3.40 lbs.

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Religion » Christianity » Christian Church » History
Religion » Christianity » Christian Rituals and Practice » Sacraments
Religion » Christianity » Church History » Early
Religion » Christianity » Church History » General
Religion » Christianity » History
Religion » Christianity » Soteriology
Religion » Western Religions » Theology

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