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Bibil Identifier bibil:223409
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Baptism as Dying and Rising with Christ in the Teaching of Augustine
Author Burns, J. Patout
Journal Journal of Early Christian Studies (Volume: 20, Issue: 3)
Response article Response to Contributors
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 407-438 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The symbolic action of baptism—washing or burial in water—became separated from its assigned effects as a result of continuing conflicts in African theology over the efficacy of the ritual. Augustine focused on the baptismal oath to Christ as the basis for an indestructible and unrepeatable dedication. The forgiveness of sins was accounted for by the baptizand's being joined into Christ's death, a destruction of the flesh bearing the "likeness of sin," and thus of the sin itself. The symbolic causality of Christ's sacrifice did not relate the liberation from sin to the water ritual.
DOI 10.1353/earl.2012.0021
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Augustine
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Baptism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Africa
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