For the feast of the baptism of the Lord, from one of Pusey's classic tracts. This is the first of a short series of extracts from Pusey's sermons, dealing with faith and love.
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Infant baptism has come to be commonly accepted by most churches as the norm. But as Newman points out here, it was not so in the early Church. In that sense, the Baptists have a point. The only real argument against it was from history. Yet again, Newman finds in the history of the Church the practice of the developing understanding of the Faith.