Rebaptism


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Re`bap´tism

    (rē`băp´tĭz'm)
n.1.A second baptism.
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Any practice which might be interpreted as 'rebaptism' must be avoided." (10)
(24) He said, "Even those who rejected infant baptism and practised [sic] rebaptism had much in their doctrine and practice that present-day Baptists would not fellowship." (25)
But rules forbid rebaptism. Rev Chris Newlands, of Lancaster Priory, found an existing service called the Affirmation of Baptismal Faith, which he used for a woman who had become a man three years ago.
The Coptic Orthodox Church clarified on Saturday that the declaration signed by Pope Francis and Pope Tawadros II concerning rebaptism was only a "joint statement" and not an agreement, and that it was only a "documentation for the second visit of the Catholic Pope to our Coptic Orthodox Church," according to a statement issued by the church.
We will see below that the proper understanding of this "rebaptism" became a major point of contention during the Reformation, but for now it can be taken at face value as indicating a surpassing of John's baptism by Jesus'.
While the authors deploy a variety of literary and archaeological evidence to trace developments within each of these categories (including useful analysis of the De rebaptismo or Treatise on Rebaptism, an anonymous and unfortunately neglected text on a subject with which North African clergy were preoccupied), this book's tendency in organizational structure is to follow the development of practices chronologically through the writings of Tertullian, Cyprian, and then Augustine.
She has demonstrated that many bishops boycotted Cyprian's great council of 256 because they disagreed with him about rebaptism. Cyprian's letters also indicate that some Mauretanian bishops favored Stephen's view.
More than one critic has sensed this moment as a kind of baptism--a gesture of rebaptism that, however grudgingly minimal, asserts his desire to return to an old communion.
One instance offering us a clear understanding is Vincent's discussion of the third-century controversy attending the proposed rebaptism of those who had apostatized from the faith during the persecutions undertaken by the Roman Empire.
It is because of this desire for rebaptism of unity as important that tribalism is now in trouble.
He denounced the actions of Cyprian and the North Africans as contrary to the apostolic traditions of the Church and demanded that the rebaptism of schismatics and heretics cease immediately.