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Preface 000
1. Introduction: Survey of Literature 000
Comprehensive Surveys 000
Studies with Liturgy as the Theme 000
Topical Studies 000
Collections of Sources 000
Part One ¿ Antecedents to Christian Baptism 000
2. Washings for Purification in Greco-Roman Paganism 000
General Usage for Purification 000
Washings in the Mystery Religions 000
Bathing Practices 000
3. Words From the Bapt- Root in Classical and Hellenistic Greek 000
b}ptw, baptÉv 000
Literal Usage 000
Metaphorical Usage (Secondary Meanings) 000
Jewish Usage 000
bapt¾zw, baptismËv 000
Literal Usage 000
Metaphorical Usage 000
Usage in Pagan Religious and Magical Contexts 000
Jewish Usage 000
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Conclusion 000
4. Jewish Washings, Baptismal Movements, and Proselyte Baptism 000
The Background in the Jewish Scriptures 000
Ceremonial Cleansing 000
Events Seen as Prefiguring Baptism 000
Mishnah and Mikvaoth 000
Other References to Jewish Washings 000
Essenes and Dead Sea Scrolls 000
Baptismal Movements 000
Proselyte Baptism 000
5. John the Baptizer 000
John in Relation to Jewish Immersions 000
New Testament Texts about John's Baptism 000
The Meaning of John's Baptism 000
The Manner of John's Baptism 000
Part Two ¿ Baptism in the New Testament 000
6. Baptism of Jesus¿I 000
New Testament Texts 000
Early Non-Canonical Accounts of the Baptism of Jesus 000
7. Baptism of Jesus¿II 000
Later Christian Interpretation of the Baptism of Jesus: Texts 000
Later Christian Interpretation of the Baptism of Jesus: Art 000
8. Other References to Baptism in the Gospels 000
Matthew 000
Mark 000
Luke 000
John 000
9. Baptism in the Pauline Epistles 000
Galatians 000
1 and 2 Corinthians 000
Romans 000
Colossians 000
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Ephesians 000
Titus 000
Summary 000
10. The Acts of the Apostles 000
Acts 1¿2 000
Acts 8:4-25 000
Acts 8:26-40 000
Acts 9:1-19; 22:3-21 000
Acts 10:1¿11:18 000
Acts 16:12-15 000
Acts 16:16-34 000
Acts 18:8 000
Acts 18:24¿19:7 000
Baptism in(to) the Name of Jesus 000
The Holy Spirit and Baptism 000
Summary on Baptism in Acts 000
11. Baptism in the Rest of the New Testament and Summary 000
Hebrews 000
James 000
1 Peter 3:21 000
1 John 000
Revelation 000
Summary of New Testament Information on Baptism 000
Part Three ¿ The Second Century 000
12. Apostolic Fathers 000
Didache 000
1 Clement 000
2 Clement 000
Ignatius 000
Epistle of Barnabas 000
Hermas 000
13. Christian Pseudepigrapha and Apocrypha 000
Some Pseudepigrapha 000
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Odes of Solomon 000
Apocalypse of Peter 000
Epistle of the Apostles and Baptism of the Righteous Dead 000
Acts of Peter 000
Acts of Paul 000
Acts of John 000
Acts of Andrew 000
Other Later Apocryphal Acts 000
Physiologus 000
14. Apologists 000
Justin Martyr 000
Melito of Sardis 000
Tatian 000
Theophilus of Antioch 000
15. The Pseudo-Clementines And Jewish Christianity 000
Washings for Purification 000
Initiatory Baptism 000
Baptismal Doctrine 000
Epiphanius on the Ebionites 000
Observations 000
16. Jewish and Christian Baptisms 000
Justin Martyr 000
Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 840 000
Pseudo-Cyprian, Against the Jews 000
Tertullian, An Answer to the Jews 000
Cyprian, Testimonies Against the Jews 000
Didascalia 000
Epiphanius on the Samaritans and Others 000
Conclusion 000
17. Those Called Gnostics and Related Groups 000
Marcionites 000
Valentinians 000
Sethians 000
Others 000
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18. Irenaeus 000
19. Clement of Alexandria 000
Terminology and the Meaning of Baptism 000
Jesus' Baptism 000
Faith and Repentance 000
Ceremony of Baptism 000
Jewish and Pagan Antecedents 000
Clement and Those Called Gnostics 000
Post-baptismal Sin 000
Concluding Comments 000
Part Four ¿ The Third Century to Nicaea (325) 000
20. Writings Attributed to Hippolytus 000
Commentary on Daniel 000
On Christ and Antichrist 000
Against Noetus 000
Apostolic Tradition 000
On the Holy Theophany 000
21. Carthage: Tertullian 000
Antecedents to Christian Baptism 000
Faith and Repentance 000
Ceremony of Baptism 000
Doctrine of Baptism 000
22. Carthage: Cyprian 000
Ceremony of Baptism 000
Sickbed Baptism 000
Doctrine of Baptism 000
23. Origin and Early Development of Infant Baptism 000
Tertullian 000
The Apostolic Tradition 000
Origen 000
Cyprian 000
Inscriptions 000
What Was the Origin of Infant Baptism? 000
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Conclusion 000
24. The Controversy Over "Rebaptism" in the Third Century 000
Early Statements 000
Novatian 000
Stephen of Rome 000
Anonymous, On Rebaptism 000
Cyprian 000
Sentences of the Eighty-seven Bishops 000
Firmilian 000
Dionysius of Alexandria 000
Later Developments 000
25. Origen 000
Old Testament Foreshadowings of Baptism 000
The Baptisms of John the Baptist and Jesus 000
The Eschatological Baptism of Fire 000
Theology of Baptism 000
Martyrdom 000
Catechumenate and Prerequisites for Baptism 000
Liturgy 000
26. Syria in the Third Century 000
Acts of Thomas 000
Acts of Xanthippe and Polyyxena 000
Didascalia 000
The Baptistery at Dura Europus 000
The Mime/Martyr Gelasinus 000
27. Sources at the Turn to the Fourth Century 000
Porphyry 000
Lactantius 000
Methodius 000
Eusebius of Caesarea 000
Council of Nicaea, 325 000
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Part Five ¿ The Fourth Century 000
28. Egypt in the Fourth Century 000
Athanasius 000
Serapion 000
Canons of Hippolytus 000
Didymus the Blind (?), On the Trinity 000
Papyrus Prayers 000
29. Jerusalem in the Fourth Century 000
Cyril of Jerusalem 000
Procedures and Ceremony 000
Final Instruction and Preparation for Baptism 000
Pre-Immersion Rites 000
The Baptism Proper 000
Post-Baptismal Rites 000
Meaning and Effects of Baptism 000
Egeria 000
30. Writers in Syriac in the Fourth Century: Aphrahat 000
31. Writers in Syriac in the Fourth Century: Ephraem the Syrian 000
Typology of Baptism 000
Baptism of Christ 000
Faith and Repentance 000
Ceremony of Baptism 000
Meaning of Baptism 000
Hymns on Epiphany Attributed to Ephraem 000
32. The School of Antioch: Theodore of Mopsuestia 000
The Process of Initiation 000
The Doctrine of Baptism 000
33. The School of Antioch: John Chrysostom¿I 000
Non-Technical Word Usage 000
Administration of Baptism 000
34. The School of Antioch: John Chrysostom¿II 000
Christ's Baptism 000
Images of Baptism 000
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Grace, Faith, and Repentance 000
Doctrinal Meaning of Baptism 000
Death, Burial, and Resurrection 000
New Creation 000
Regeneration 000
Forgiveness of Sins 000
Holy Spirit and Baptism 000
Seal and Circumcision 000
Enlightenment 000
Clothing with Christ 000
Moral Consequences and Faithfulness 000
35. Apostolic Constitutions, "Nicene" Creed, Council of Laodicea,
"Eunomian" Baptism, Asterius, and Testament of the Lord 000
Apostolic Constitutions 000
Baptismal Ceremony 000
Doctrine of Baptism 000
The Nicaeno-Constantinopolitan Creed 000
Council of Laodicea and the Origin of a Post-Baptismal
Anointing in the East 000
Eunomian Baptism 000
Asterius the Homilist 000
Opus Imperfectum in Matthaeum 000
Testament of the Lord 000
36. Cappadocia: Basil the Great 000
Non-Technical Word Usage 000
Baptismal Ceremony 000
Baptismal Theology 000
37. Cappadocia: Gregory of Nazianzus 000
Baptismal Ceremony 000
Baptismal Theology 000
38. Cappadocia: Gregory of Nyssa 000
Baptismal Ceremony 000
Baptismal Theology 000
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39. The Delay of Baptism: Sickbed Baptism,
Believers Baptism, and Infant Baptism 000
Sickbed Baptism 000
Basil the Great 000
Gregory of Nazianzus 000
Gregory of Nyssa 000
John Chrysostom 000
Marcianus the Ascetic 000
Epiphanius of Salamis 000
A Report by Socrates 000
Inscriptions 000
Sponsors and Instruction 000
Believers Baptism in Christian Families 000
Infant Baptism: The Fourth Century and Beyond 000
40. Milan: Ambrose 000
Baptismal Ceremony 000
Baptismal Typology 000
Baptismal Theology 000
41. Other North Italians 000
Zeno of Verona 000
Maximus of Turin 000
Chromatius of Aquileia 000
His Writings 000
Archaeological Evidence 000
42. Spain 000
Council of Elvira 000
Gregory of Elvira 000
Pacian of Barcelona 000
Some Later Developments in Spain 000
43. Some Other Latin Authors 000
Hilary of Poitiers 000
Optatus of Milevis 000
Jerome 000
Paulinus of Nola 000
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Part Six ¿ The Fifth Century 000
44. Egypt: Cyril of Alexandria and the Coptic Rite 000
Cyril of Alexandia 000
A Pre-Baptismal Anointing Formula 000
Der Balyzeh Papyrus 000
An Epiphany Hymn 000
The Coptic Rite 000
45. Writers and Writings in Syriac and Armenian 000
Syriac Acts of John 000
Narsai 000
The Teaching of Saint Gregory 000
Armenian Ritual of Baptism 000
Later Syrian Baptismal Liturgies 000
46. Greek-Speaking Syria 000
Theodoret 000
Mark the Deacon, Life of Porphyry 000
Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite 000
47. Baptism in the Messalian Controversy 000
Messalianism 000
Pseudo-Macarius: A Moderate Voice 000
Diadochus of Photice: A Later Moderate Voice 000
Hieronymus (Jerome) of Jerusalem: A Messalian Voice? 000
Mark the Monk: An Anti-Messalian Voice 000
48. Asia Minor and Constantinople 000
Theodotus of Ancyra 000
Pseudo-Gregory Thaumaturgus, "On the Holy Theophany" 000
Socrates on Paul the Novatian 000
Proclus 000
Barberini Euchologion 000
49. Ravenna and Rome 000
Peter Chrysologus of Ravenna 000
Baptisteries of Ravenna 000
Siricius of Rome 000
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Innocent I 000
Leo I 000
John the Deacon 000
Gelasian Sacramentary 000
The Lateran Baptistery in Rome 000
50. North Africa: Some African Councils and Quodvultdeus of Carthage 000
51. North Africa: Augustine of Hippo I 000
Augustine's Own Experience with Baptism 000
Baptismal Ceremony in Hippo 000
Augustine's Traditional Baptismal Theology 000
52. North Africa: Augustine of Hippo II 000
The Donatists and the Indelible Character of Baptism 000
Pelagianism, Infant Baptism, and Original Sin 000
Part Seven ¿ Baptisteries 000
53. Baptismal Fonts: East 000
Introduction to Baptismal Fonts 000
Israel 000
West Jordan and Jordan 000
Syria and Lebanon 000
Egypt and Libya 000
Turkey 000
Cyprus 000
Greece 000
Balkans 000
54. Baptismal Fonts: West 000
Italy 000
Tunisia 000
Algeria 000
France 000
Switzerland 000
Austria, Lichtenstein, Germany, and England 000
Spain 000
Evaluation of the Evidence of Baptismal Fonts 000
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55. Conclusions 000
Origin of Baptism 000
Doctrine of Baptism 000
Baptismal Ceremony/Liturgy 000
Origin and Progress of Infant Baptism 000
Mode of Baptism: Immersion with Exceptions 000
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Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Baptism -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.