Water Baptism and Spirit Baptism in Luke-Acts

Another Reading of the Evidence

Sarah Hinlicky Wilson

Commentators on the Acts of the Apostles tend to line up on either side of denominational fault lines. The two most significant fault lines are (1) that which divides commentators who hold a “sacramental” view of water baptism (Catholics, Orthodox, Lutherans, Anglicans, and certain other

Karl Olav Sandnes

Introduction A three-volume project on early Christian baptism in its ancient setting has recently appeared: Ablution, Initiation, and Baptism. Late Antiquity, Early Judaism, and Early Christianity . 1 These volumes cover questions and texts of importance for achieving a better

Eugene R. Schlesinger

Introduction Baptismal ecclesiology is one of twentieth-century Anglicanism’s distinctive (though not necessarily exclusive) contributions to theology, and the American Episcopal Church ( tec ) has been at the forefront of this movement toward a baptismal ecclesiology. 1 tec ’s 1979 Book of

Hans Austnaberg

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/157338310X536447 Mission Studies 27 (2010) 220–234 brill.nl/mist Baptism in the Zionist Churches of Africa: Traditional African Elements and Christian Sources in a Dialectic Complementarity? Hans Austnaberg * Associate Professor of Practical

Nathan Witkamp

Introduction The baptismal homilies 1 1-3 of Theodore of Mopsuestia (ca. 350-428) as well as the liturgical homilies 2 21 and 22 of Narsai of Nisibis (ca. 399-ca. 503) provide us with valuable insights into the dramatic rites by which baptismal candidates were initiated during the fourth

J. Ross Wagner

Horizons in Biblical Theology 33 (2011) 45-61 brill.nl/hbthb ll l/hb h © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/019590811X571715 Baptism “Into Christ Jesus” and the Question of Universalism in Paul J. Ross Wagner Princeton Theological Seminary ross.wagner@ptsem.edu Abstract This essay

Bas van Os

Koschorke argued that this author attacked the Christian glorification of martyrdom as well as baptism from a position of asceticism, although its precise position with respect to baptism was unclear. 2 Birger Pearson, in his introduction to the 1981 critical edition, suggested that the text consists of

Michael S. Domeracki

the Pleroma. Therefore, Jesus through the sign (σηµείου) bears the Seed on his shoulders and guides them into the Pleroma.” 20 Most significantly, Theodotus also states that this sign is transferred to humans through the baptismal sealing: So long, then, they say, as the seed is yet unformed, it

Gerard Rouwhorst

the major arguments advanced against Ephrem’s authorship is the fact that the collection presupposes the existence of the feast of Epiphany commemorating Jesus’ baptism on 6 January, with which Ephrem certainly was not familiar. This, how- ever, does not exclude the possibility that some of the hymns

Spirit Baptism

The Pentecostal Experience in Theological Focus


David Perry

The Pentecostal experience of Spirit baptism remains an important topic of discussion more than a century after the inception of the Pentecostal movement. In Spirit Baptism: The Pentecostal Experience in Theological Focus David Perry moves beyond traditional debates by focusing on the meaning and function of the experience within the Pentecostal community.

Grounded in the Pentecostal experience itself, he explores the meaning of the experience in terms of its cognitive, effective, constitutive and communicative function. He demonstrates the enduring value of the experience of Spirit baptism to the Pentecostal community and emphasises what is centrally important – a powerful and transformative encounter with the Holy Spirit.