Baptism for the Dead

  1. “Baptism for the Dead.” –Two articles, by Elder H. David Burton and Krister Stendahl (Lutheran Bishop of Sweden and former Dean of the Harvard Divinity School). EM, ??

  2. John Tvedtnes,“Baptism for the Dead in Early Christianity.”  TTE:55-78.

  3. John Tvedtnes, “Baptism for the Dead in Early Christianity.”  TTE:55-78.

  4. Hugh Nibley, “Baptism for the Dead in Ancient Times.”  MEC: 100-168.

  5. “Salvation of the Dead.” –EM, 1257-1259.

  6. John A. Tvedtnes, “Proxy Baptism.”  Ensign, February 1977.

  7. Robert L. Millet, “Was baptism for the dead a non-Christian practice in New Testament times (see 1 Cor. 15:29)…?” – Ensign, August 1987, 19-20

  8. Alex L. Baugh. “‘For This Ordinance Belongeth to My House’: The Practice of Baptism for the Dead Outside the Nauvoo Temple.” Mormon Historical Studies 3, no. 1 (Spring 2002): 47-58. In .pdf format.

  9. John Welch, Review of “Corinthian Religion and Baptism for the Dead (1 Corinthians 15:29): Insights from Archaeology.”  FRB 8:2 (1996) :43-45.

    • A Response to Richard E. DeMaris, Journal of Biblical Literature 114/4 (1995): 661-82.
  10. John Tvedtnes. “Baptism for the Dead: The Coptic Rationale.”

  11. John Tvedtnes, “If baptism for the dead is a ‘suppressed’ Christian doctrine dating from the apostolic age, why did Paul use the pronoun ‘they’ instead of the personal ‘we’ or ‘ye’ when referring to the practice?”  online discussion.

  12. John A. Tvedtnes’ review of Luke P. Wilson (of the so-called Institute for Religious Research, an evangelical anti-mormon ministry) “Does the Bible Teach Salvation for the Dead? A Survey of the Evidence” and “Did Jesus Establish Baptism for the Dead?” in FRB 10:2 (1998): 184-199.

  13. Daniel C. Peterson and Stephen D. Ricks. “Baptism for the Dead and Secrecy” from Offenders for a Word: How Anti-Mormons Play Word Games to Attach the Latter-day Saints.

    • This is an excellent book which examines Early Christianity in light of doctrinal objections against Mormonism.
  14. Barry Bickmore’s “Dead End or Dead On?” -A Review of J.P. Holding, “Baptism and Beyond: The Mormon Doctrine of Baptism for the Dead,” in The Mormon Defenders: How Latter-day Saint Apologists Misinterpret the Bible, an antimormon argument about Baptism for the Dead. (No longer on-line)

  15. Hugh Nibley, “Ancient Temples: What Do They Signify?” Ensign, September 1972. Reprinted in TAW: 399-410.

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