Date of Award

6-1-1966

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)

Department

Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Victor Bartling

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Titus 3:5; John 3:5; Titus 3 :4,5; Matthew 8 :1 9; Titus 3:5-7; Ezekiel 36:25-27; Numbers 19:22;

Abstract

The aim of this thesis, therefore, is to review the various interpretations of Titus 3:5 and baptismal regeneration throughout the history of the Church, to examine them in the light of their environments, and finally to reach a conclusion as to the meaning of Titus 3:5 and baptismal regeneration on the basis of an exegetical study or the text in its historical background. It is contended that once a true understanding of baptismal regeneration has been reached other problems dealing with baptism will be readily resolved. It is also contended that with a right understanding or baptismal regeneration the danger or overemphasizing some particular aspect of baptism or following traditional lines of argument is considerably lessened.

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