The Second Adam and the New Birth: The Doctrine of Baptism as Contained in Holy Scripture (Paperback)
In this classic volume, nineteenth-century Reformed Anglican M.F. Sadler provides invaluable insight into the Sacrament of Christian Baptism. Drawing from a great multitude of both Old and New Testament texts as well as the work of the Church's greatest theologians (including Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin and Cranmer), Sadler demonstrates that orthodox Christian theology has traditionally recognized baptism as the basis of our union with Christ, the Second Adam. The product of this study is an impenetrable defense of infant baptism and a brilliant exposition of the manner in which the Scriptures speak of the relationship between the Sacraments, the Church and salvation.
Now, in publication for the first time in over a century, The Second Adam and the New Birth is here to challenge and inform an entirely new generation of churchmen and theologians.
Introductory essay by Rich Lusk