n.1.(Eccl.) One who holds the doctrine that immersion is essential to Christian baptism.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Baptists in the North and South were mired in numerous controversial issues during the 1840s, including immersionist Bible translations, Calvinism and missions, coalescing Landmarkism, and particularly slavery.
Vice got its start in 1994 as a punk magazine called "Voice of Montreal," and has since cut a bold swath across the world with so-called "immersionist" video that takes viewers to places and people they never thought they'd encounter.
But their general purport is to show that although the "fathers" may well have disagreed among themselves or changed their own minds on inessentials, they remained faithful to the essentials, namely, the trilateral of revivalism, conversion, and immersionist baptism.
Obviously, this way of modeling our relationship with nature has implications very different from those of the immersionist or preservationist paradigms, both founded upon a presupposition of primal innocence.
The ABS represented numerous denominations, many of whom considered an immersionist translation--even one in a foreign language--to be too sectarian.
This society was formed with the purpose of publishing a brand new immersionist version of the Scriptures in the English language.
By the 1880s the war over immersionist translation faded.