An Anglican Theology Of Baptism

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Anglicans retained the Catholic understanding of baptism as a sacramental washing away of sin. As the evangelical party emerged out of the Wesleyan revivals of the eighteenth century, some nineteenth-century Anglicans challenged the theology of baptismal regeneration. It was, in turn, defended by Edward Pusey and Frederick Denison Maurice. During the twentieth century, some Anglicans have called for the sacrament of confirmation to be reunited...


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