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Three Views

Spectrum Multiview Book Series

Edited by David F. Wright
Contributions by Sinclair B. Ferguson, Bruce A. Ware, and Tony Lane

  • Formats: pdf
  • Published: October 16, 2009
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-7819-2
  • Item Code: 7819

The Christian church confesses "one baptism." But the church's answers to how, whom and when to baptize, and even what it means or does, are famously varied. This book provides a forum for thoughtful proponents of three principal evangelical views to state their case, respond to the others, and then provide a summary response and statement. Sinclair Ferguson sets out the case for infant baptism, Bruce Ware presents the case for believers' baptism, and Anthony Lane argues for a mixed practice.

As with any good conversation on a controversial topic, this book raises critical issues, challenges preconceptions and discloses the soft points in each view. Evangelicals who wish to understand better their own church's practice or that of their neighbor, or who perhaps are uncertain of their own views, will value this incisive book.



Introduction: Daniel G. Reid

1 Believers' Baptism View: Bruce A. Ware
Infant Baptism Response
Dual-Practice Baptism Response
Believers' Baptism Concluding Response

2 Infant Baptism View: Sinclair B. Ferguson
Believers' Baptism Response
Dual-Practice Baptism Response
Infant Baptism Concluding Response

3 Dual-Practice Baptism View: Anthony N. S. Lane
Believers' Baptism Response
Infant Baptism Response
Dual-Practice Baptism Concluding Response

A Bibliography of David F. Wright's Publications on Baptism
Scripture Index

David F. Wright

David F. Wright (1937-2008) was professor of patristic and Reformation Christianity at New College, University of Edinburgh. He wrote a number of books on both historical and theological topics.

BY David F. Wright