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Fesko's New Book on Baptism

J. V. Fesko's outstanding new book on baptism, Word Water and Spirit is now available.  Order Water, Word and Spirit

This book is not the usual polemic about children of believers as proper subjects for baptism.  Fesko sets out the whole of the Reformed perspective on baptism.  His approach is not only helpful in the believer baptism-paedoabaptism debate, it gives the reader a whole new appreciation for the sacrament of baptism in general.

Fesko covers the entire subject very thoroughly, from the historical debates/development of the doctrine, to biblical-theological concerns (including a great chapter on baptism as new creation) along with the systematic perspective.

Just as I am, Fesko is a former Baptist.  He knows the issues from both sides.  He writes in an irenic style, yet makes a compelling case for the baptism of infants as well as the significance of the doctrine for the church and the Christian life.

This is a great book!  Here is the table of contents (just to whet your appetite)

Table of Contents:


Part I: The History of the Doctrine

Chapter 1: Baptism in the Patristic Age, Middle Ages, and Counter Reformation

Chapter 2: Baptism in Luther and Lutheranism

Chapter 3: Baptism in Zwingli and the Anabaptists

Chapter 4: Baptism in the Reformed Tradition

Chapter 5: Baptism in Early Orthodox Reformed Theology

Chapter 6: Baptism in High Orthodox Reformed Theology

Chapter 7: Baptism in Modern Theology

Summary of Part I

Part II: Biblical-Theological Survey of the Doctrine

Chapter 8: Baptism as New Creation

Chapter 9: Baptism as Covenant Judgment

Chapter 10: Baptism as Eschatological Judgment

Summary of Part II

Part III: Systematic-Theological Construction of the Doctrine

Chapter 11: Baptism as a Means of Grace

Chapter 12: Baptism as a Sacrament

Chapter 13: Baptism Proper

Chapter 14: Baptism and Its Recipients

Chapter 15: Baptism and Ecclesiology

Summary of Part III


Reader Comments (3)

Pastor Kim,

I would sure like to read it. Is it available on Kindle?
October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVenkatesh
I found it cheaper here:

Hope that everyone! :)
October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeanMrMustard

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