Mystical Washing and Spiritual Regeneration
Infant Baptism and the Renewal of the Anglican Way
Baptism is an essential part of the Great Commission of Jesus found in Matthew 28. Infant Baptism has been practiced in the Church since the earliest times. In The Book of Common Prayer (1662) there are Services for both baptizing Infants and Adults. In this essay of 64 pages, the doctrine of Baptism, especially of Infant Baptism, is carefully presented and its crucial relation to the renewal of the Anglican Way is explained. Further, the Service for Infants from the BCP 1662 is printed in a contemporary English form. Finally, the obsession of The Episcopal Church with “The Baptismal Covenant” is critically examined. A “must” read for pastors, parents and Godparents!