The doctrine and practices of baptism are worthy of the detailed exploration James Wilkinson Dale provides them. Inquiry Into the Usage of Baptizo (5 Vols.) is a compilation of years of studies on the subject. Dale’s background and research in theology assist him as he gives a compelling exegetical dissertation of Old Testament, New Testament, Christic, and Patristic baptismal practices. Completing this set is a resource written by scholar David B. Ford, which includes a review of the studies, doctrine, and writings of Dale.
Rich with biblical insight and scriptural references, Dale's collection also contains in-depth studies on the original Greek and Latin words for baptism, making his works, along with Ford's, essential tools for anyone wishing to gain a well-rounded and thorough grasp of this much-debated topic. A great addition to any theological collection, these resources prove to be especially accessible in electronic format. As you read Inquiry Into the Usage of Baptizo (5 Vols.) in Logos Bible Software, you can double-click on any word in any language for a match in your preferred lexicons.
James Wilkinson Dale was born in Delaware on October 16, 1812. A graduate of University of Pennsylvania, he went on to study theology and medicine at Andover, Princeton, and then University of Pennsylvania once again. Involved with both the American Bible Society and the temperance movement, Dale also became an ordained pastor. He is best known for his highly academic writings on the subject of baptism. Dale died in 1881.