paedobaptism


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paedobaptism

(ˌpiːdəʊˈbæptɪzəm)
n
the baptism of infants

pedobaptism, paedobaptism

the historic Christian practice of infant baptism. — pedobaptist, paedobaptist, n.
See also: Baptism
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Ultimately, Cross proposes a recovery of baptism in the Second Testament by offering "a wholesale reform of credo- and paedobaptism to the faith baptism, the conversion-initiation, mission-baptism of the earliest Christian communities" (p.
The assertion which they disseminate among the common people, that a long series of years elapsed after the resurrection of Christ, during which paedobaptism was unknown, is a shameful falsehood, since there is no writer, however ancient, who does not trace its origin to the days of the apostles.
Because of a common adherence to paedobaptism (the baptism of infants), and the covenant theology that was increasingly being cited in its support, they could recognize as true churches those fellowships that included in their membership both professing Christians and their children.
93) Refuting paedobaptism as an "Idol of mans invention," the book seems to have buttressed his personal prestige.
For them it was not obvious that the logical or biblical outcomes of predestination or covenant theology supported anything but the paedobaptism they endorsed.
With baptism being represented as the New Testament counterpart of circumcision (WCF 28:4; Savoy 28:5), the validity of paedobaptism was assured.
101) Paedobaptist versions of covenant theology were superimposed upon the New Testament data to allow the reader to infer the validity of paedobaptism by the silences of the text.
It thus seems clear that Zwingli's collection is the only one that conforms to all of the criteria noted above: (1) Zwingli and Hubmaier met and had a meaningful and comprehensive conversation at a time when the latter began challenging infant baptism; (2) Zwingli was also questioning the validity of paedobaptism at the time of their conversation; (3) Zwingli's library included the fathers that Hubmaier cites in his works and were available in Zwingli's collection before they met in 1523; and (4) Hubmaier met with Zwingli immediately before commencing his composition of the Urteil and Gesprach.
Cyprian (+258): Hubmaier referred to Cyprian primarily in negative terms as historical evidence of when the Church began to practice paedobaptism.
420/40): In his Urteil II, Hubmaier noted that Pelagius, another one of Augustine's opponents, denied the doctrine of original sin, thereby signaling the futility of paedobaptism.
For Zwingli, the very survival of paedobaptism presupposed its historicity.
274) Since the nature of Zwingli's hermeneutic and the survival of paedobaptism to the present day took for granted its historicity, the burden of proof was on Hubmaier to demonstrate instead the historicity of credobaptism, the fathers being natural allies.