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Baptism in the early church : history, theology, and liturgy in the first five centuries

Author: Everett Ferguson
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This magisterial volume is a comprehensive survey of the doctrine and practice of baptism in the first five centuries of Christian history, arranged geographically within chronological periods"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Everett Ferguson
ISBN: 9780802827487 0802827489
OCLC Number: 318066449
Description: xxii, 953 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Survey of literature --
Antecedents to Christian baptism. Washings for purification in Greco-Roman paganism ; Words from the bapt- root in classical and Hellenistic Greek ; Jewish washings, baptismal movements, and proselyte baptism ; John the Baptizer --
Baptism in the New Testament. Baptism of Jesus, I ; Baptism of Jesus, II ; Other references to baptism in the Gospels ; Baptism in the Pauline Epistles ; The Acts of the Apostles ; Baptism in the rest of the New Testament and summary --
The second century. Apostolic Fathers ; Christian pseudepigrapha and apocrypha ; Apologists ; The Pseudo-Clementines and Jewish Christianity ; Jewish and Christian baptisms ; Marcionites, those called Gnostics, and related groups ; Irenaeus ; Clement of Alexandria --
The third century to Nicaea (325). Writings attributed to Hippolytus ; Carthage : Tertullian ; Carthage : Cyprian ; Origin and early development of infant baptism ; The controversy over "rebaptism" in the third century ; Origen ; Syria in the third century ; Sources at the turn to the fourth century --
The fourth century. Egypt in the fourth century ; Jerusalem in the fourth century ; Writers in Syriac in the fourth century : Aphrahat ; Writers in Syriac in the fourth century : Ephraem the Syrian ; 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 authors --
The fifth century. Egypt : Cyril of Alexandria and the Coptic rite ; Writers and writings in Syriac and Armenian ; Greek-speaking Syria ; Baptism in the Messalian controversy ; Asia Minor and Constantinople ; Ravenna and Rome ; Gaul and North Africa : Gennadius of Marseilles, some African councils, and Quodvultdeus of Carthage ; North Africa : Augustine of Hippo, I ; North Africa : Augustine of Hippo, II --
Baptisteries. Baptismal fonts : East ; Baptismal fonts : West ; Conclusions.
Responsibility: Everett Ferguson.
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Everett Ferguson's 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  Read more...

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