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Baptism in the New Testament


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This classic work on baptism, originally published in 1962, is an exceptionally competent and exhaustive treatment of its subject. Baptism in the New Testament considers the Old Testament and Judaistic background to baptism, as well as giving a detailed study of relevant New Testament passages. Beasley-Murray begins his study with a consideration of the antecedents of Christian baptism, and proceeds through the biblical data in the Gospels, Acts, and the Epistles. In a fifth chapter he undertakes a synthesis of the baptismal doctrine of the New Testament as this relates to several major theological themes. As a postscript, this chapter deals with “Baptismal Reform and Inter-Church Relationships.” Regardless of your views on the issues and perspectives that orbit baptism, you’ll find something to challenge and expand your understanding of this important institution.

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…the author of Baptism in the New Testament possesses a truly astonishing acquaintance with the literature of the subject, and interacts with a wide range of scholarly discussion, much of which is not easily accessible to the English-reading public.

Westminster Theological Journal

[Baptism in the New Testament] is a work of first class scholarship…

F. F. Bruce

Product Details

  • Title: Baptism in the New Testament
  • Author: George R. Beasley-Murray
  • Publisher: Paternoster Press
  • Publication Date: 1962
  • Pages: 421

George R. Beasley-Murray was principal of Spurgeon’s College in England and James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Baptism in the New Testament, Jesus and the Kingdom of God, and Gospel of Life: Theology in the Fourth Gospel. Beasley-Murray’s son, Paul Beasley-Murray, wrote a biography about his father called Fearless for Truth: A Personal Portrait of George Raymond Beasley-Murray.


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