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40 Questions About Baptism and the Lord's Supper (40 Questions & Answers Series) Paperback – June 27, 2015
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John S. Hammett (Ph.D. in philosophy, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.Min., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of systematic theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has written several articles for journals and magazines and was a pastor and missionary before becoming a professor.
Benjamin L. Merkle es profesor de Nuevo Testamento en el Seminario Teológico Bautista de Malasia y autor de numerosos artículos que han aparecido en revistas y diarios. Obtuvo su doctorado del Seminario Teológico Bautista del Sur, donde escribió su tesis sobre los diáconos y los ancianos.
Benjamin L. Merkle is professor of New Testament at Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author of numerous articles, which have appeared in journals such as JETS and Trinity Journal. He earned his Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he wrote his dissertation on deacons and elders.
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Review: As Hammett acknowledges in the beginning of the book, there is an irony found in the rites of the Lord's Supper and Baptism. Whereas these practices should bring about Christian unity, they have historically caused division among the universal Church.
40 Questions About Baptism and the Lord's Supper does not try to reunify the Church, but it does spend quite a bit of time offering presentation of the various perspectives rather than an ongoing polemic against every non-Baptist understanding. I found this refreshing.
Additionally, Hammett explores the terms for these rites (i.e. ordinances or sacraments) with a balanced perspective.
Now, being an ordained Southern Baptist pastor, I generally find myself in agreement with Hammett's conclusions. I'm not a hard-nosed Baptist, though. My theological convictions don't arise from historical Baptist roots. And because of this, I found Hammett's approach to the viewpoints on Baptism and the Lord's Supper intellectually and biblically honest.
I never got the sense that Hammett was out to prove the Baptist viewpoint, and demolish the Catholic, Lutheran and Reformed theologies. On the contrary, Hammett approached the rites looking for as much common ground as possible, and only offered his evaluations after the common ground was affirmed.
I found the following questions of particular usefulness:
- Are Baptism and the Lord's Supper Sacraments or Ordinances?- Is Baptism a Divine Means of Grace or a Human Act of Obedience?- What Is The Correct Term for [the Lord's Supper]?- What Is the Meaning of the Lord's Supper?- In What Sense Is Christ Present in the Lord's Supper?
One last note, I began reading this book while waiting to have my tonsils removed and assumed during my recovery I would turn toward a more simple form of leisure. I returned to this book however. While Hammett is quite scholarly in his presentation, he's also very enjoyable to read.
Rating: 5/5 (I loved it)
Note: I received a physical copy of this book for free in exchange for an unbiased review.
By John S. Hammett
This particular series has proven very helpful as it addresses topics of importance to any believer in the 21st century. The present tome is no exception. It has a wealth of information on the Christian practices of baptism and the Lord’s Supper (others call the latter, Communion or The Eucharist). The author’s point of view is theologically conservative, accepting the Bible as the Word of God; which is refreshing, given the current academic trend of disbelief. The author got his Ph.D. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and therefore, the reader should not be surprised to learn he favors Baptist doctrinal stances.
Hammett does address what others believe about baptism and the Lord’s Supper and he does it in a respectful tone and endeavoring to be fair. This is also refreshing, given the polemic nature of Christian disagreements on these and other doctrinal topics. He does not simply knock down straw men; although, I’m sure proponents of alternative views will be able to point out where Hammett has misunderstood or unintentionally misrepresented their doctrine.
My own perspective differs from the author’s (and I think I have solid Biblical reasons for my disagreements), but I can appreciate the work he put into his research. I love the format of the series and trust we will get more quality work in other areas of theology and Christian doctrine
Disclaimer: The book was received for free from Kregel Ministry books in exchange for an unbiased opinion.