Infant Baptism in Reformation Geneva: The Shaping of a Community, 1536-1564 Karen E. Spierling

ISBN: 9780664233419

Published: January 27th 2009

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253 pages


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Infant Baptism in Reformation Geneva: The Shaping of a Community, 1536-1564  by  Karen E. Spierling

Infant Baptism in Reformation Geneva: The Shaping of a Community, 1536-1564 by Karen E. Spierling
January 27th 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 253 pages | ISBN: 9780664233419 | 7.69 Mb

This book examines beliefs, practices, and arguments surrounding infant baptism in Geneva during the time of John Calvin. Karen Spierling studies several facets of Calvins theology of baptism, including its impact on the formation of community- itsMoreThis book examines beliefs, practices, and arguments surrounding infant baptism in Geneva during the time of John Calvin.

Karen Spierling studies several facets of Calvins theology of baptism, including its impact on the formation of community- its doctrine and liturgy- its role in the raising of children- and the parts played by parents, ministers, godparents, and midwives in the practice of baptism.

This book also highlights some of the controversies surrounding baptism in the sixteenth century, most notably the tension between Calvins theology of baptism and that of the Roman Catholic Church.



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