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Tertullian’s understanding of baptism


Baptism, which is known as entrance into the religion of Christianity, gained different extent with Jesus Christ by necessitating an acceptance and understanding of the trinity. Tertullian was the subject of our study in terms of both the fact that the work that he wrote about baptism has survived among the early church fathers and that he exhibited an attitude about the delay of baptism. He, in struggling with Quintilla, argued that not only was faith sufficient for human salvation, but also that baptism was essential. Tertullian, who made explanations about when and by whom the baptism sacrament should be performed, mentioned martyrdom as a second type of baptism. He also suggested that people of all ages, especially infants/ children, should delay the practice of baptism without a legitimate excuse. This article discusses Tertullian’s general understanding of baptism, the basis of this perception and in particular his attitude towards infant baptism, after having outlined the historical course of baptism perception and water phenomena in the pre- Tertullian period. In the conclusion part, a brief summary of the findings is presented and some assessments have been done.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Amasya İlahiyat Dergisi
  • Yıl : 2020
  • DOI : 10.18498/amailad.693914
  • Cilt : 2020
  • ISSN : 2667-7326
  • Sayı : 14
  • eISSN : 2667-6710
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 375-402
  • IO Kayıt No : 113142
  • Yayıncı : Amasya Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi