A Handbook on Christian Baptism: Christian baptism, its subjects

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Simpkin, Marshall, & Company, 1871 - Baptism

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Hand-book on Christian Baptism, Part 1, (The Act of Baptism), by Richard Ingham. 624pp. London, Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., stationers' Hall Court. 1865. Reprint about $30.00 for paperback.
Author: Richard Ingham
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Release Date: September 2010
ISBN-10: 1164529919
ISBN-13: 9781164529910
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Hand_book on Christian Baptism, Part 2 (The Subjects of Baptism), by Richard Ingham. 651pp. London, E. Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1871. Reprint about $35.00 for paper.
Republished. By BiblioBazaar (2008) Hardback; 644 pages - ISBN 0559851162. $39.19.
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by Richard Ingham Church Establishments Considered: Especially In Reference To The Church Of England
Memoir Of Richard Ingham (1846) by Richard Ingham and Louisa Ingham
Publisher: General Books LLC Vol. 1.
Book Type: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780217335751 - ISBN-10: 0217335756
Publication Date: 8/11/2009
Pages: 792
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Hand-book on Christian Baptism, Part 1, (The Act of Baptism), by Richard Ingham. 624pp. London, Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., stationers' Hall Court. 1865. Reprint about $30.00 for paperback.
Author: Richard Ingham
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Release Date: September 2010
ISBN-10: 1164529919
ISBN-13: 9781164529910
Hand_book on Christian Baptism, Part 2 (The Subjects of Baptism), by Richard Ingham. 651pp. London, E. Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1871. Reprint about $35.00 for paperback.
Republished. By BiblioBazaar (2008) Hardback; 644 pages - ISBN 0559851162. $39.19.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hand-Book-Christian-Baptism-Richard-Ingham/dp/0559851162
It is a rare thing to find an old book which has not been reprinted (so far as is known ) before but which is most valuable to pastors, students, writers, researchers and scholars but this is the case with Ingham's books on baptism. This set of books (two volumes)has the title of The Handbook on Baptism. Volume I treats of the mode, or act of baptism (II. ix) and the second of the subjects. These are large books running 624 pages for volume I and 650 pages for volume II. I had never even heard of these volumes until I found mention of volume I in an old book. All following references are to the volume number and page.
Richard Ingham (b. 1810, d. 1873) was an English General Baptist and he wrote, he tells us because, “His conviction is that the assumptions and fallacies contained in works advocating infant sprinkling, are capable of exposure, and that an altered feeling and conduct towards believers' immersion will certainly be affected.” (I. ix).
Volume one was published in 1865. The author wrote this book in answer to a book by a Methodist, J. Stacey, entitled The Sacraments (1856), and another by Dr. Halley of Manchester, England with the same title in two volumes, (I. Vi; publishing date unknown) and others. He then gives a brief survey of some books by Baptists published at the time he wrote and why he thought them not comprehensive enough for the purpose he had in mind—a book like a Railway Guide, so “each looking at the place where his difficulty is noticed, where further information is obtainable...” (I. Vii). The author informs us that the Handbook is not designed to be read consecutively, but for help on a particular subject, argument or Scripture (2, vii). Thus, these volumes are furnished with good indexes of authors, subjects, and in volume 2 only, of Scriptures. These indexes are not extensive but are useful and fairly accurate in the samples I checked. Thus, for instance, if one remembers reading a quote by Owen, he can find the quote, which in volume 1, has nineteen references to Owen.
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Page 433 - ... and he is the head of the body, the church; who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; that in all things he might have the pre-eminence...
Page 434 - Then said the Jews unto him ; Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham ? Jesus said unto them ; Verily, verily, I say unto you ; Before Abraham was, I am.
Page 183 - And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; and also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
Page 365 - Then they that gladly received his word were baptized ; and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls ; and they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Page 48 - Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
Page 516 - Baptism is not only a sign of profession, and mark of difference, whereby Christian men are discerned from others that be not christened ; but it is also a sign of regeneration, or new birth, whereby, as by an instrument, they that receive baptism rightly are grafted into the Church ; the promises of the forgiveness of sin, and of our adoption to be the sons of God by the Holy Ghost, are visibly signed and sealed ; faith is confirmed and grace increased by virtue of prayer unto God.
Page 573 - But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: that no flesh should glory in his presence.
Page 177 - I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them: And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.
Page 231 - I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord; for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
Page 160 - And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them : and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not : for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

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