By John V. Fesko
Part I: The heritage of the Doctrine
Chapter 1: Baptism within the Patristic Age, heart a long time, and Counter Reformation
Chapter 2: Baptism in Luther and Lutheranism
Chapter three: Baptism in Zwingli and the Anabaptists
Chapter four: Baptism within the Reformed Tradition
Chapter five: Baptism in Early Orthodox Reformed Theology
Chapter 6: Baptism in excessive Orthodox Reformed Theology
Chapter 7: Baptism in glossy Theology
Summary of half I
Part II: Biblical-Theological Survey of the Doctrine
Chapter eight: Baptism as New Creation
Chapter nine: Baptism as Covenant Judgment
Chapter 10: Baptism as Eschatological Judgment
Summary of half II
Part III: Systematic-Theological development of the Doctrine
Chapter eleven: Baptism as a way of Grace
Chapter 12: Baptism as a Sacrament
Chapter thirteen: Baptism Proper
Chapter 14: Baptism and Its Recipients
Chapter 15: Baptism and Ecclesiology
Summary of half III
J.V. Fesko is an ordained minister within the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, and is usually educational dean and affiliate professor of systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California.
"This booklet represents a considerable accomplishment, one who presents an invaluable source for these desirous to deepen their knowing of the sacraments, relatively baptism. Reflecting a huge quantity of analysis, opposed to the historical past of an in-depth survey of assorted perspectives of baptism in church historical past, Fesko offers an in depth exegetical and biblical-theological research of the covenantal and eschatological value of baptism by way of systematic theological reflections on key matters like baptism as a way of grace, the efficacy of baptism, the biblical warrant for little one baptism (and opposed to paedocommunion) and the significance of baptism for the church. One needn't accept as true with his reflections at each aspect to profit from his significant labors." - Richard B. Gaffin, Jr., Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Emeritus, Westminster Theological Seminary
"On a wide-ranging canvas and with daring strokes, J. V. Fesko provides us a examine of baptism which joins a treasury of theological citations with robust theological insights. After a survey of the background of the doctrine, Fesko specializes in the Reformed culture and its very important figures and confessions. He exhibits the biblical dimensions of the meanings of baptism and offers a good and positive assertion of its theological fact. this can be a priceless paintings for its mastery of basic assets in addition to its transparent articulation of the covenantal dimensions which provide a Reformed theology of baptism such energy and goal for Christian believers." - Donald McKim
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