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kregel.comacademic 16 TABLE OF CONTENTS ENDORSEMENTS This book surveys and treats with fairness a variety of competing views on baptism and the Lords Supper. A good resource for all Christians. Timothy George Beeson Divinity School The forty-question format makes this book a very accessible resource and Johns clear thinking and writing render it a pleasure to read. Christs church will be enriched as its members become more theologically and practically prepared to celebrate baptism and the Lords Supper. Gregg R. Allison The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Part 1 General Questions about Baptism and the Lords Supper Part 2 Questions about Baptism A. Introductory Questions B. Denominational Views C. Theological Issues D. Practical Aspects Part 3 Questions about the Lords Supper A. Introductory Questions B. Denominational Views C. Theological Issues D. Practical Aspects Part 4 Concluding Questions 40 Questions About Baptism and the Lords Supper 40 QUESTIONS SERIES John S. Hammett Benjamin L. Merkle series editor 978-0-8254-4277-3 21.99 Paperback 6 x 9 336 pages Christian Rituals Practice Worship Liturgy Kregel Academic Rights World Available Appropriate for the student and thoughtful layperson 40Questions About Baptism and the Lords Supper answers forty of the most common and most difficult questions about the two Protestant ordinances. There is significant diversity of views on these subjects and the skilled evenhanded biblical analysis sheds lights on the many theological and pastoral considerations regarding baptism and communion. Baptism and the Lords Supper are practiced by almost all Protestant churches but they disagree on the meaning proper participants even the proper names for these observances. This book includes the major theological issues such as infant baptism open and closed communion and the nature of Gods activity in these celebrations the views held by different denominations from Roman Catholic to Lutheran Reformed Baptist and others and a number of practical issues such as the proper age at which to baptize a child the frequency with which the Lords Supper should be observed and whether these two practices should be observed only in churches. This volume will be helpful to pastors worship leaders and college and seminary students and of interest to all Christians who want to grow in their understanding of these two basic Christian acts of worship. Each chapter is succinct as well as readable with footnotes indicating additional sources for those who wish to go further. John S. Hammett PhD The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is professor of systematic theol- ogy at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest North Carolina. His other publications include Biblical Foundations for Baptist Churches. THEOLOGY ISBN 978-0-8254-4277-3 9 7 8 0 8 2 5 4 4 2 7 7 3