By John Stott and Alec Motyer, with preface by Lee Gatiss.
The subject of infant baptism is undoubtedly a delicate and difficult one ... But this must not make members of the Church of England shrink from holding decided opinions on the subject. That church has declared plainly in its Articles that 'the baptism of young children is in any wise to be retained, as most agreeable with the institution of Christ.'
"To this opinion we need not be afraid to adhere," wrote J. C. Ryle.
This book aims to help Anglican Evangelicals recover that same gracious yet unashamed confidence shown by Bishop Ryle in the nineteenth century. The authors defend biblically the doctrine of infant baptism and its proper evangelical practice within the Church of England. They expound a covenantal understanding, which has impeccable evangelical credentials, in order to reassure a new generation of Anglican Evangelical 'paedobaptists' that theirs is no new or peculiar doctrine, and to persuade those who may not have fully appreciated the Reformed heritage we in the Church of England enjoy.
Dr. John R. W. Stott, CBE, was Rector Emeritus of All Souls, Langham Place in London and one of the most influential leaders of evangelicalism worldwide. Dr. J. Alec Motyer was the former Principal of Trinity College, Bristol, and was for many years incumbent of St. Luke's, West Hampstead and later minister of Christ Church, Westbourne. Lee Gatiss is President of Church Society.