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Roman Catholic Baptism

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199740420
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894703 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0037
Roman Catholic Baptism

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Chapter thirty-seven studies a rare moment in Hodge’s life when he came under severe criticism from his Presbyterian brethren. Fueled, in part, by national anti-Catholic sentiment, the 1845 General Assembly voted to invalidate Roman Catholic baptism. Hodge severely disagreed with this position, arguing that the Roman Catholic Church was indeed a member of Christ’s visible earthly Church and had the right to baptize its members.

Keywords: Charles Hodge; Catholicism; Anti-Catholicism; Philadelphia Riots; Catholic Baptism; Oxford Movement; John Henry Newman; Cincinnati

Chapter.  2191 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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