Debating Regeneration. From Baptismal Water to Seed of Rebirth.

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This article analyzes how sixteenth century Reformed theology explored the theme
of regeneration. In line with the traditional catholic treatment of regeneration,
a reading of Luther, Calvin, the Heidelberg Catechism and De Brès suggests that
regeneration is closely related to the sacrament of Baptism and the renewal of the
Christian life. The Canons of Dordt reflects on the “seed of regeneration”, thereby
shifting the focus to the beginnings of Gods saving work and reducing the interest
in the classical connection of regeneration and Baptism. This essay argues for a
renewed reflection on the classical view of regeneration linked to the sacrament of
Originele taal-2English
TitelA Landmark in Turbulent Times
SubtitelThe Meaning and Relevance of the Synod of Dordt (1618-1619)
Plaats van productieGöttingen
UitgeverijVandenhoeck and Ruprecht GmbH and Co. KG
Aantal pagina's13
ISBN van geprinte versie9783525560563
StatusPublished - jun. 2022

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