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by Randolph Miller




This historical approach will help us work through the contradictory and diverse testimony of the Protestant church in regard to baptism. Why this can't be done without appeals to history is that all positions, like all of the multiple Protestant denominations, claim to be derived purely from the Bible and thoroughly apostolic. That equally brilliant scholars can disagree so extremely on such a thoroughly articulated and prominent doctrine leaves no where else to turn for the critically minded person.
Download A Historical and Theological Look at the Doctrine of Christian Baptism epub
ISBN: 0595215319
ISBN13: 978-0595215317
Category: History
Subcategory: World
Author: Randolph Miller
Language: English
Publisher: iUniverse (March 5, 2002)
Pages: 208 pages
ePUB size: 1855 kb
FB2 size: 1545 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 292
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Mr Freeman
I found this book to be very informative and quite eye opening in many areas regarding the doctrine of Christian Baptism and the issue of biblical interpretation. In the book, biblical texts and examples of baptism are thoroughly examined and leave the reader with a clear understanding of the doctrine. The author's historical journey through the first century church was very revealing as to how the doctrine of baptism was passed on and practiced in the early church. I really enjoyed the philosophical viewpoints of the author regarding the many different practices of baptism in the modern churches today.
The close look at infant baptism alone is worth the price of the book. The book also has a whole chapter dealing with Holy Spirit Baptism that is quite provocative. Ending the book with larger excerpts from two select church fathers was a nice touch. I actually found this book on another online bookstore, where I was able to read much of the first chapter before I bought it. I suggest you do the same to see what this book is like and what it is about. Go to (iuniverse.com/bookstore) and look at it for yourself. I did find a few typos, but overall I liked the book and am giving it four stars.
Mardin
Miller's book provides and in-depth look at the scriptural and historical practice of Christian Baptism. The author's investigation into the original scriptural texts and several early church documents has allowed him to fill in many gaps that have caused controversy in the modern church's interpretation of Baptism. The author also does a good job of conveying the message that history and context should not be forgotten as we continue to practice our faith today.

I would highly recommend this book to someone who comes from a church background that does not baptize infants, but would like to know more about the theology of those who do.