Baptism in the Reformed Tradition (Colmubia Series In Reformed Theology)
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This premier work considers the development of the doctrine of baptism in the Reformed tradition. Riggs studies the major early Reformers, concentrating on Calvin's views, and then moves on to trace the trajectory of Reformed baptismal theology from the Reformed Confessions, through Schleiermacher and on to the present day. He analyses the rite in the contemporary Book of Common Worship and makes practical suggestions about its understandings and adequacy.
A full-fledged overview of Reformed thinking on the rite of baptism, concentrating on Calvin's view and later developments in the Reformed confessions. Riggs also studies the rite in the Book of Common Worship, then offers suggestions on how pastors can make better use of it.
John W. Riggs is Professor of Historical Theology and Church History at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. A