From Font to Faith (American University Studies) by Elfriede K. Naglee

From Font to Faith (American University Studies) Author: Elfriede K. Naglee
eBook Title: From Font to Faith (American University Studies)
ISBN10: 082040375X
ISBN13: 978-0820403755
Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing; 2 edition (March 1, 1989)
Category: History
Subcategory: World
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The examination of John Wesley's views on infant baptism and Christian nurture, related in one work, is a relatively new interest in church history. Wesley, the founder of Methodism, was indebted to covenant theology of the Church of England variety, with its roots in St. Augustine, Martin Bucer, John Calvin, and Arminianism. Using this tradition, Wesley described both baptism and the nurturing of children to their own personal faith. One objective result of infant baptism is regeneration, wrought by the Holy Spirit. Christian nurture begins immediately as a process of religious education in which the Spirit, covenant community, and child cooperate until personal faith is created as a habit of life. Hence, from Font to Faith.