See also christianity; religion.
a member of a 16th-century Anabaptist sect who refused to learn to read, arguing that the guidance of the Holy Spirit was sufficient for the understanding of the Bible.
a belief in adult, as opposed to infant baptism.
membership in various Protestant sects advocating adult baptism. —Anabaptist,
the denial, on scriptural grounds, of the validity of infant baptism. —antipedobaptist,
an interest in collecting Christian baptismal names.
an opponent of baptism.
Christian baptism administered when there is doubt whether a person has already been baptized or whether a former baptism is valid.
the practice of ancient Jewish and early Christian sects involving daily ceremonial baptisms or ablutions. —hemerobaptist,
a belief in baptism by immersion. Also called immersionism
. —holobaptist, n.
a belief that baptism effects a new birth or regeneration. Also palingenesy
n. —palingenesian, adj.
a baptism that is in some way irregular or unauthorized. —parabaptist, n.
the historic Christian practice of infant baptism. —pedobaptist, paedobaptist, n.
a member of a sect of Anabaptists founded in Germany in 1534 by Ubbe Phillips.