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The Mystery of Baptism : In the Anglican Tradition - Kenneth Stevenson

The Mystery of Baptism

In the Anglican Tradition

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The primal place of Christian belonging is at the font, yet what happens there - the words that are spoken and the symoblic actions that take place there - is understood in different ways. In a society that has become so secularised and distanced from its Christian roots, are the language and symbolism of the baptism rite sill meaningful and appropriate? As the church responds afresh to this question today, Kenneth Stevenson revisits a period in Anglican history that is rich in debate and controversy regarding the liturgy of baptism and in the writings of Richard Hooker, Lancelot Andrewes, George Herbert, Richard Baxter and other sixteenth and seventeenth-century divines, discovers practical and theological insights which have a direct bearing on many of the contemporary issues facing the Church today.

Conversation with Historyp. 1
Setting the Scenep. 9
Inward or Outward? William Perkins (1558-1602)p. 22
Sharing in the Life of God: Richard Hooker (1554-1600)p. 37
Heaven Opened: Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626)p. 54
Providence: George Herbert (1593-1633)p. 68
What About the Unbaptized? John Bramhall (1594-1663)p. 86
Holy Living: Jeremy Taylor (1613-67)p. 96
Disciples of Christ: Richard Baxter (1615-91)p. 112
Professing the Faith: Simon Patrick (1626-1707)p. 125
'Covenant Begun and Continued': Herbert Thorndike (1598-1672)p. 139
Retrospectp. 154
Prospectp. 170
Notesp. 184
Bibliographyp. 205
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ISBN: 9781853111983
ISBN-10: 1853111988
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st October 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.26