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But for the person looking for a more detailed and comprehensive biblical treatment of the subject, this book is hard to beat. Fesko's fundamental premise is that one must begin in Genesis to fully understand baptism. Two passages that are frequently mentioned, but rarely discussed in other treatments of baptism, are 1 Cor. In both cases, baptism is a sign of salvation for those who believe, but of judgment for those who don't. Fesko also addresses two assumptions that are fundamental to the Baptist position: To the first assumption, Fesko shows that baptism is more a sign of God's covenant promises than anything else; it is a sign of the gospel, not of a person's response to the Gospel.
To the second assumption, Fesko notes that a distinction must be made in the administration of baptism between the visible church and election. They are not one and the same. Words like "soteric" show you this book is not for beginners, but anyone wrestling with the intricate theological details of baptism will find this extremely helpful and enlightening. Jan 22, Charlie rated it it was amazing Shelves: This comes closer to a comprehensive Reformed theology of baptism than anything else I know.
Its relative brevity and accessibility make it that much more impressive. Of course, Reformed sacramental theology comprises a spectrum from all-but-Lutheran to all-but-Zwinglian. This book is probably a bit more high-sacramental than the average American Reformed person, likely because of the author's historical perspective. It also gives a Reformed perspective on other Christian traditions' baptismal v This comes closer to a comprehensive Reformed theology of baptism than anything else I know.
It also gives a Reformed perspective on other Christian traditions' baptismal views. Obviously it disagrees with them, but the disagreement is both informed and charitable. May 11, Wade rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hard to imagine a better, more-comprehensive book on baptism than this work by Fesko. This is not light reading… the first pages of this page book recount the historical developments on the theology of baptism. The key to the theology in this book and to any sound, biblical theology, for that matter is that the author does not simply look up Hard to imagine a better, more-comprehensive book on baptism than this work by Fesko.
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Fesko does this and amazingly well in his presentation of baptism. Starting with Genesis 1: Key themes, such as Christ and covenant, grace and judgment, new creation, covenant judgment, and eschatological judgment are all handled with clarity and precision.
This is a phenomenal, theological work. Dec 09, Steve Herreid rated it really liked it.
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Scholarly and a little bit dry in places, but extremely readable overall. I learned a great deal.
I loved this book. Wow, praise God for the wonderful sign of his covenant. I really enjoyed this book -- one of the best I've read in a while. While the focus is on the sacrament of baptism, close connections are drawn to other areas such as covenant, salvation, church, sacraments, and scripture, which of course it can't be separated from.
I learned as much about those topics as I did about baptism. The writing is very clear, well-organized and quite comprehensive. The three parts of the book cover the history of the doctrine, a biblical-theological survey, and a syste I really enjoyed this book -- one of the best I've read in a while.
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The three parts of the book cover the history of the doctrine, a biblical-theological survey, and a systematic-theological description. Various views are discussed fairly, though written from a decidedly reformed perspective at an intermediate-advanced level. It was exactly what I was looking for and clearer than many shorter books and pamphlets I've read. It was hard to put down.
Apr 11, Philip rated it liked it Shelves: This review is written from the standpoint of a Reformed credobaptist. Fesko is an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He is the academic dean and associate professor of systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, California. He has served in the pastoral ministry for over ten years, and has written a number of books.