Rebaptism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rebaptism rē*băp"tĭz'm A second baptism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rebaptism A new or second baptism. It has always been the generally accepted teaching that to perform the ceremony on one known to have been really baptized already is sacrilegious; and what is or may be rebaptism is permissible only because the validity of the previous ceremony has been denied, or because the fact of its administration, or the manner in which it was performed, is disputed or doubtful. Conditional or hypothetical baptism is administered in the Roman Catholic Church to all candidates coming from Protestant churches, under a form beginning “If thou hast not been baptized,” the question of the validity of Protestant baptism being held in abeyance. Such rebaptism is also administered in the Anglican churches in special cases, as where the candidate himself desires it. Baptist churches require rebaptism of all who have not been immersed on profession of faith.
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Usage

In literature:

His backslidings had carried him so far that the church authorities told him it would be necessary for him to be rebaptized.
"The Story of the Mormons From the Date of their Origin to the Year 1901" by William Alexander Linn
The great epochs of our life are at the points when we gain courage to rebaptize our badness as the best in us.
"Beyond Good and Evil" by Friedrich Nietzsche
One by one the trains worked down into the valley, the tired Saints making fresh their covenants by rebaptism as they came.
"The Lions of the Lord" by Harry Leon Wilson
In incisive French she rebaptized him a coward, a beast, a low and disgusting thing.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
Instead of which, to the great surprise of the congregation, he began again to advocate rebaptism.
"The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli" by Johann Hottinger
Perpetual rebaptism, leading to a succession of baptismal feasts, is found, both from the social and the spiritual side, a pleasing feature.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
All joining the sect required to be rebaptized, baptism by the impure Church being invalid.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Consequently, when any of the Saints fall into heinous sins, they are taught that those sins can be washed away by their being rebaptized.
"The Mormon Puzzle, and How to Solve It" by R. W. Beers
No sooner am I rebaptized in the sun than I have to be turning home again.
"The Journal of a Disappointed Man" by Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
It was declared that all believers ought to be rebaptized, and that a list of the faithful ought to be made.
"A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)" by Thomas M. Lindsay
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In news:

There have been many stories told in various places about what's happening with Warren Hellman 's media baby, born as the Bay Area News Project but recently rebaptized as the Bay Citizen.
The Vatican has decided that Mormons must be rebaptized before converting to Catholicism.
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In science:

The final effect was that the now rebaptized electroweak Penguins could have a very large contribution that could even cancel the contribution to ε′/ε from gluonic Penguins.
QCD and Weak Interactions of Light Quarks
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