I still remember the first time someone explained the Anglican view of Baptism to me. It was 12 years ago, and I was an Evangelical college student, listening to a lecture on the Reformation. Our instructor was Anglican, and as a part of his discussion, he explained the early Reformed view of Baptism.
I don’t remember many particulars from the lecture, just that it was the most sensible explanation of Baptism I’d ever heard. But since I was a confirmed pedobaptist, I filed the topic away mentally until I could study it more carefully.
I finally made progress on that goal this summer when I read the Rt. Rev. Ray R. Sutton’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered: A Study of Holy Baptism. Sutton cites the need for a “substantial defense of a Biblical and classical Anglican view” of Baptism, explaining, “it seems there has not been a major analysis from this perspective in over a century and a half, even though there have been smaller studies to be sure” (4).
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