35. Baptism


See also 80. CHRISTIANITY ; 349. RELIGION .

Abecedarian
a member of a 16th-century Anabaptist sect who refused to learn to read, arguing that the guidance of the Holy Spirit was sufficient for the understanding of the Bible.
Anabaptism
1. a belief in adult, as opposed to infant baptism.
2. membership in various Protestant sects advocating adult baptism. — Anabaptist, n., adj.
antipedobaptism, antipaedobaptism
the denial, on scriptural grounds, of the validity of infant baptism. — antipedobaptist, antipaedobaptist, n.
baptisaphily
an interest in collecting Christian baptismal names.
catabaptist
an opponent of baptism.
conditional baptism
Christian baptism administered when there is doubt whether a person has already been baptized or whether a former baptism is valid.
hemerobaptism
the practice of ancient Jewish and early Christian sects involving daily ceremonial baptisms or ablutions. — hemerobaptist, n.
holobaptism
a belief in baptism by immersion. Also called immersionism . — holobaptist, n.
palingenesis
a belief that baptism effects a new birth or regeneration. Also palingenesy . — palingenesist, n. — palingenesian, adj.
parabaptism
a baptism that is in some way irregular or unauthorized. — parabaptist, n.
pedobaptism, paedobaptism
the historic Christian practice of infant baptism. — pedobaptist, paedobaptist, n.
ubbenite
a member of a sect of Anabaptists founded in Germany in 1534 by Ubbe Phillips.

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