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

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Pages   912
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.4" Width: 6.5" Height: 2.4"
Weight:   3.4 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2009
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN  0802827489  
EAN  9780802827487  


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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 as such is destined to be an extremely valuable reference work.

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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.

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Everett Ferguson
is Professor Emeritus of Church History at Abilene Christian University, where he was twice honored as an outstanding teacher. He is a life member and has served a term on the Council of the American Society of church History, and is a past president of the North American Patristic Society. His professional memberships also include the Society of Biblical Literature, Ecclesiastical History Society (Great Britain), Conference on Faith and History, and Association internationale d'etudes patristiques.
david M. Scholer is Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Early Church History at North Park College and Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.
Paul Corby Finney is Assistant Professor of History and Associate Professor of Art and Archeology at the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Everett Ferguson currently resides in the state of Texas. Everett Ferguson was born in 1933.

Everett Ferguson has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Cascade Companions
  2. Classics of Western Spirituality (Paperback)
  3. HarperCollins Spiritual Classics


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Baptism in the Early Church: History, Theology, and Liturgy in the First Five Centuries  Apr 21, 2010
A very thorough and detailed examination of the practice of Baptism using the the available documents. These include all the documents that have been discovered to the present. The book is divided into sections dealing with each century. Also provided are the pertinent archeolgical discoveries including Jewish and Christian. It is useful not only to the professional but to the lay person as well.
 
Great Book at a Terrific Price! What a Value!!  Nov 27, 2009
Book was sent promptly, packaged well, in perfect condition and all done well before the promised date! Awesome Job!
 
A Magisterial Study  Aug 18, 2009
From the jacket:

"This magisterial study is a comprehensive survey of the doctrine and practice of baptism in the first five centuries of Christian history, arranged geographically within chronological periods. ... The book deals primarily with with the literary sources, though it also gives attention to depictions of baptism, (primarily of Jesus)in various art forms and to the surviving baptismal fonts.

Ferguson's thorough study points to the central importance of baptism in the early church. Many blessings were attributed to baptism, but the two earliest and most consistently mentioned are forgiveness of sins and the reception of the Holy Spirit; faith and repentance were necessary in order to receive these benefits. ... full immersion was the normal practice, and the evidence from art is consistent with this interpretation."

This work is massive and detailed. A discussion of Gregory of Nazianzus's famous Orations on baptism circa 380 support the conclusions of the jacket cover, that baptism was often delayed until adolescence or adulthood or later. Gregory urges congregants not to put off baptism and most typically refers to it as 'regeneration.' Thus with Gregory in the East and Augustine in the West during the Pelagian controvery infant baptism became normative for the early church of the fifth century.
 

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