Die Tauffrage

51Ia07TK3lL._SL160_.jpgDer Kirchengeschichtler Everett Ferguson hat ein voluminöses Werk über die Taufe in den ersten fünf Jahrhunderten publiziert:

  • Everett Ferguson: Baptism in the Early Church: History, Theology, and Liturgy in the First Five Centuries, Eerdmans, 2009, 912 S.

Hier das Inhaltsverzeichnis:

1. Introduction: Survey of Literature

Part 1: Antecedents to Christian Baptism

2. Washings for Purification in Greco-Roman Paganism

3. Words from the Bapt- Root in Classical and Hellenistic Greek

4. Jewish Washings, Baptismal Movements, and Proselyte Baptisms

5. John the Baptizer

Part 2: Baptism in the New Testament

6. Baptism of Jesus–1

7. Baptism of Jesus–2

8. Other References to Baptism in the Gospels

9. Baptism in the Pauline Epistles

10. The Acts of the Apostles

11. Baptism in the Rest of the New Testament and Summary

Part 3: The Second Century

12. Apostolic Fathers

13. Christian Pseudepigripha and Apocrypha

14. Apologists

15. The Pseudo-Clementines and Jewish Christianity

16. Jewish and Christian Baptisms

17. Marcionites, Those Called Gnostics, and Related Groups

18. Irenaeus

19. Clement of Alexandria

Part 4: The Third Century to Nicaea (325)

20. Writings Attributed to Hippolytus

21. Carthage: Tertullian

22. Carthage: Cyprian

23. Origin and Early Development of Infant Baptism

24. The Controversy over „Rebaptism“ in the Third Century

25. Origen

26. Syria in the Third Century

27. Sources at the Turn to the Fourth Century

Part 5: The Fourth Century

28. Egypt in the Fourth Century

29. Jerusalem in the Fourth Century

30. Writers in Syriac in the Fourth Century: Aphrahat

31. Writers in Syriac in the Fourth Century: Ephraem the Syrian

32. The School of Antioch: Theodore of Mopsuestia

33. The School of Antioch: John Chrysostom–1

34. The School of Antioch: John Chrysostom–2

35. Miscellaneous Sources: Church Orders and „Eunomian“ Baptisms

36. Cappadocia: Basil the Great

37. Cappadocia: Gregory of Naziansus

38. Cappadocia: Gregory of Nyssa

39. The Delay of Baptism: Sickbed Baptism, Believers‘ Baptism, and Infant Baptism

40. Milan: Ambrose

41. Other Northern Italians

42. Spain

43. Some Other Latin Authors

Part 6: The Fifth Century

44. Egypt: Cyril of Alexandria and the Coptic Rite

45. Writings and Writers in Syriac and Armenian

46. Greek-Speaking Syria

47. Baptism in the Messalian Controversy

48. Asia Minor and Constantinople

49. Ravenna and Rome

50. Gaul and North Africa: Gennadius of Marseilles, Some African Councils, and Quodvultdeus of Carthage

51. North Africa: Augustine of Hippo–1

52. North Africa: Augustine of Hippo–2

Part 7: Baptistries

53. Baptismal Fonts: East

54. Baptismal Fonts: West

55. Conclusions




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