• 40 Questions About Baptism and the Lord's Supper

    40 Questions About Baptism and the Lord's Supper
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    Price: $22.99

    ISBN: 9780825442773

    Edition: June 27, 2015

    Pages: 336

    Carton quantity: 48

    Publication date: June 27, 2015

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Kregel Academic

    Category: Ministry

    Series: 40 Questions Series

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    40 Questions About Baptism and the Lord's Supper

    Answers to 40 of the most common and difficult questions about baptism and communion

    Appropriate for the student and thoughtful layperson, 40 Questions About Baptism and the Lord's 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 Lord's Supper are practiced by almost all Christian 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 God's 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 Lord's Supper should be observed, and whether these two practices should be observed only in churches).

    This volume will be helpful to pastors, worship leaders, 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 and readable, with footnotes indicating additional sources for those who wish to go further.
    Author: John S. Hammett
    John S. Hammett (Ph.D. in theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.Min., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is John L. Dagg Senior Professor of Systematic Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has written several articles for journals and magazines and is author of Biblical Foundations for Baptist Churches, co-editor of Those Who Must Give an Account, and contributor to Perspectives on the Extent of the Atonement: 3 Views. He was a pastor and missionary before becoming a professor.