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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary


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The place in which the ceremony of baptism is performed. In the ancient church, it is said, it was generally a building separate, and distinct from the church. It consisted of an ante-room, where the adult persons to be baptized made their confession of faith; and an inner room, where the ceremony of baptism was performed. Thus it continued to the sixth century, when the baptisteries began to be taken into the church.

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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Baptistry'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. 1802.

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