THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND ITS RECOGNITION OF THE VALIDITY OF BAPTISM IN THE NAME OF JESUS (ACTS 2:38) FROM 100 A.D. TO 500 A.D.

by Kulwant Singh Boora


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/8/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781463429065
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781463429058

About the Book

The patristic period saw the shift towards baptism in the trinitarian form, being a later liturgical development, the original form being in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38). It is granted that documentary evidence has been preserved quite remarkably from the patristic period to at least the fifth century that shows and demonstrates the recognition of baptism in the name of Jesus by the Roman Catholic Church. To such an extent that even the Roman Catholic Church has noted the validity of baptism in the name of Jesus in a recent call for ecumenical dialogue. Roman Catholic scholars and theologians alike are in agreement with the baptismal formula of the name of Jesus and make no pretense about it, to the degree that even during the Ante-Nicene period we find a trial of individual(s) who baptized in the name of Jesus flowing from period of the early Greek apologist(s). The patristic era to the fifth century will present a large body of literature that convincingly shows baptism in the name of Jesus being validly recognized even within literature housed within the collection of writings of St. Cyprian Bishop of Carthage who was said to oppose such a practice. The Roman Catholic Church at large, voiced through its religious leaders, Church Fathers, Pope and theologians within this period have noted the original form of baptism being in the name of Jesus thereby continuing to acknowledge its validity and recognition.


About the Author

The author was born in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom and is of Indian Punjabi descent growing up in a Sikh family. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Staffordshire University, England, and also studied law at Sutton Coldfield College where he completed his Professional Diploma in Law and Higher Professor Diploma in Law in conjunction with the Institute of Legal Executives Tutorial College of Law; he went onto complete his Graduate Diploma in Law/CPE (Law Society of England and Wales Common Professional Examinations) with Hertfordshire University School of Law, England. He studied theology and biblical interpretation with Kings Evangelical Divinity School and the University of Wales graduating with his Diploma in Higher Education in Theology with honors. The author is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, Georgia, The Ecclesiastical History Society, England; British Association for the Study of Religions, England; The European Pentecostal Theological Association and The Ecclesiastical Law Society, England. Mr. Boora is also admitted as a Fellow and Legal Executive lawyer in the United Kingdom.