These important and incisive essays, spanning more than two decades of research and engagement, probe facets and episodes of infant baptism’s fortunes over twenty centuries. The story of paedo baptism is traced from its shadowy beginnings as a variant of faith-baptism, through inflated Reformation defenses as it monopolized baptismal thought and practice, to biblical and ecumenical re-evaluations and hopeful contemporary rapprochements across divisive waters.
Praise for the Print Edition
Essential reading for infant Baptists and believer Baptists alike.
- Title: Infant Baptism in Historical Perspective: Collected Studies
- Author: David F. Wright
- Publisher: Paternoster Press
- Publication Date: 2007
- Pages: 300
About David F. Wright
David F. Wright is emeritus professor of Patristic and Reformed Christianity, New College, University of Edinburgh.