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Rebaptism in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
|Title||Rebaptism in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2022|
|Authors||Stapley, Jonathan A., and David W. Grua|
|Journal||BYU Studies Quarterly|
|Keywords||Baptism; Church Discipline; Latter-day Saint History (1847-1893); Latter-day Saint History (1893-1955); Priesthood Ordinance; Rebaptism; Remission of Sins; Renewal of Covenants; Sessions, Patty; Temple Worship; United Order|
This article briefly explores how early Latter-day Saints approached the question of what constitutes valid baptism and then documents and analyzes the three modes of rebaptism in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: (1) as a function of church discipline, (2) voluntarily for the remission of sins, and (3) for the renewal of covenants. Evident from this analysis is that rebaptism was prominent within the development of Latter-day Saint covenant theology and its resulting distinctions from other Christian traditions.
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