Baptism as Transformation and Promise: The Seal of the Spirit in 2 Corinthians, Ephesians, and Lutheran Liturgy

Amy Lindeman Allen

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 5/1/2019

Paired Article (Face to Face): Baptism as Transformation and Promise: The Seal of the Spirit in 2 Corinthians, Ephesians, and Lutheran Liturgy

Issue: Walls, Exiles, And Migrations (Vol. 39, No 2, Spring, 2019)

Lutherans and many other Christians make much of baptism as a core for their theology and religious life. Yet the question of how baptism is transformative of the human person is less clear. Here, the imagery of being “sealed by the Holy Spirit” is investigated as a means of clarifying and strengthening the understanding of the transformative power of baptism.

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