A Bombshell in the Baptistery

An Examination of the Influence of George Beasley-Murray on the Baptismal Writings of Select Southern Baptist and Baptist Union of Great Britain Scholars

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Justin Nalls
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Pickwick Publications
    , March
     276 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Who should be baptized? Should a person who has not been baptized be allowed to become a member of a church? What happens when a person is baptized? There are a number of important questions about baptism that call for biblical and theological reflection on a more fundamental question—what is baptism? Perhaps no one in the twentieth century addressed that question more thoroughly than British New Testament scholar George Beasley-Murray. While touching on a range of issues related to baptism, this book explores the influence that Beasley-Murray’s work has had on the debate about the meaning of baptism, and shows why his work was referred to as “a bombshell in the baptistery.”

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Justin Nalls is Teaching Pastor at Ingleside Baptist Church in Macon, Georgia.


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