By Stanley E. Porter, Anthony R. Cross
The query of the that means and value of baptism is explored from a few diverse views during this quantity. encouraged by way of the honoree of this quantity and his very important paintings at the topic, the members strategy baptism from biblical, ancient, theological and useful views. a number of the essays re-evaluate the well known biblical texts, feeling unfastened to probe their implications. Others tease out the consequences of the concept that of baptism in various contexts, either old and sleek. individuals contain Joel eco-friendly, Geoffrey Bromiley, Larry Kreitzer, John Nolland, Ramsey Michaels and J.D.G. Dunn.
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3 These parallels are indeed somewhat difficult to dismiss, but the question which should be addressed prior to a comparison of 'parallels' from the Isis cult is whether or not baptism actually existed as part of the Isis/ Sarapis cult's initiatory practices. ', NTS 29 (1983), pp. 337-55; idem, Taul and the Hellenistic Mystery-Cults: On Posing the Right Questions', in U. Bianchi and J. J. Brill, 1982), pp. B. D. Betz, Transferring a Ritual: Paul's Interpretation of Baptism in Romans 6', in T. ), Paul in his Hellenistic Context (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1995), pp.
Both 19. White, Biblical Doctrine, pp. 279-80. 20. White, Biblical Doctrine, pp. 281 -96. 21 The present essays all take up issues and areas of interest shared by Mr White, who wrote not only on baptism but on other subjects as well. The background to Christian baptism that White discussed in 1960 is taken up by Brook Pearson, while his interest in New Testament baptism is developed in the Gospels by John Holland, Edward Burrows, John Morgan-Wynne, Ramsey Michaels and Stanley Porter, in Acts by Joel Green, and in the Epistles by Anthony Cross, John Colwell and Larry Kreitzer, while Alastair Campbell and James Dunn examine the important question of baptism as a metaphor.
Nilsson, A History of Greek Religion (trans. J. Fielden; Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2nd edn, 1949), pp. 216-18, here p. 217. See also the discussions in W. Burkert, Greek Religion (trans. J. Raffan; Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1985), pp. F. P. ), Jewish and Christian SelfDefinition. III. Self-Definition in the Greco-Roman World (London: SCM Press, 1982; Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1983), pp. C. Guthrie, The Greeks and their Gods (Boston: Beacon Press, 1954), pp. 318-21; and, for the Near Eastern form of the Orphic Zagreus myth, see Harrison, Prolegomena, pp.