Surely Spierling is right that the socially, politically, and religiously significant ritual of baptizing
infants is at least as important as the Lord's Supper for understanding how communal identities were shaped and sustained in the sixteenth century.
After the Second Vatican Council, the revised rites of initiation and a renewed understanding of the meaning of Baptism called for immersion as the preferred method of baptizing
Vatican City--On January 8, 2006, while baptizing
10 infants in the Sistine Chapel, Pope Benedict compared the wild excesses of the ancient Roman Empire to 21st-century society, and urged people to rediscover their faith.
When immersion was restored as the means of baptizing
believers in the Jacob-Lathrop-Jessey Church in January 1641-42, this baptism was done, as John Smyth had done a generation earlier, by way of the se-baptism of the leading elder.
Focus on the paschal essence is especially meaningful when baptizing
adults and particularly poignant with infants.
Seven years after its original vow to end the practice of baptizing
deceased Jews by proxy, the Church of, Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has renewed its promise after the practice was discovered to have continued.
4 million members worldwide, and is baptizing
an average of 950 members each day.
Xavier never became the lawyer he hoped to be; instead he achieved distinction as one of the most successful missionaries in the history of the Catholic Church, sailing thousands of miles through the distant seas of India, China, and Japan, and baptizing
sometimes 30,000 people a month.
In the Baptism liturgy, there is clear involvement of the whole congregation as a baptizing
Instead of baptizing
the babies in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, while pouring water over the baby's head three times, she allowed the parents to pour the water as they saw fit.
three- and four-year-olds counters believer's baptism.
Irwin was quoted in a local paper acknowledging that he did not seek parent's permission before baptizing
the children: "It's like if a child who's diabetic goes into King Soopers, gets a candy bar and then goes into shock.