Baptism In The Modern Era

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

In today's churches the theology and practice of baptism continues to be shaped by the debates begun during the Protestant Reformation. Theological discussions continue about the nature of baptism and appropriate candidates for baptism. Liturgical discussions continue regarding the appropriate way to celebrate baptism. This article surveys the discussion of baptism in the contemporary church.

Until the twentieth century, baptismal practices in the Western churches persisted largely unchanged...


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