Further study

Historical confessional standards

The Belgic Confession, Chapters 33 and 34, Guido de Bräs, Adrien de Savaria, H. Modetus, G. Wingen

The Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A 69 through 74, Zacharias Ursinus

The Canons of Dort, Article 17

The Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapters 27 and 28, the Westminster Assembly

Form for the Administration of Baptism, Petrus Dathenus

Puritan literature

The Biblical Doctrine of Infant Baptism: Sacrament of the Covenant of Grace, Pierre Marcel

On the Baptism of the Children of Adherents, Part 1, Samuel Rutherford

On the Baptism of the Children of Adherents, Part 2, Samuel Rutherford

The Covenant of Life Opened: Infant Baptism Proven from the Scriptures, chapter 13, Samuel Rutherford

The Covenant of Life Opened: Infant Baptism Proven from the Scriptures, chapter 14, Samuel Rutherford

The Federal Holiness of Infants, Samuel Rutherford

The Covenant of Grace Opened, Thomas Hooker

Infant Baptism God’s Ordinance, or Clear proof that all the children of believing parents are in the covenant of grace and have as much a right to baptism the now seal of the covenant, as the infant seed of the Jewes had to circumcision, the then seal of the covenant, Michael Harrison

Vindiciae Legis, John Flavel

Christian Baptism, John Murray

Of Infant Baptism, John Owen

Is Infant Baptism Scriptural?, John Murray

A Sermon of the Baptizing of Infants, Stephen Marshall

A Defense of Infant Baptism, Stephen Marshall 

A Treatise on Baptism, Matthew Henry

Infant Baptism of Christ’s Appointment or A Discovery of Infants Interest in the Covenant with Abraham, Shewing Who Are the Spiritual Seed and Who the Fleshly Seed, Samuel Petto

Holy Baptism: The Scriptural Riches and Realities of Infant Baptism, Gerald Procee

Infant Baptism God’s Ordinance, or, Clear proof that all the children of believing parents are in the covenant of grace and have as much a right to baptism the now seal of the covenant, as the infant seed of the Jewes had to circumcision, the then seal of the covenant, Michael Harrison and Matthew McMahon

The History of Infant-Baptism, William Wall

Infant Baptism: Scriptural and Reasonable, Samuel Miller

A Discourse on Covenant Theology & Infant Baptism, Cuthbert Sydenham

Covenant Holiness and Infant Baptism, Thomas Blake

The Doctrine and Practice of Infant Baptism, John Brinsley

The Manifold Wisdom of God Seen in Covenant Theology, George Walker

God’s Covenant and Our Duty, Samuel Willard

A Treatise of the Covenant of God, Thomas Blake

Armilla Catechitica, or a Chain of Theological Principles, John Arrowsmith

The Covenant of Redemption, Samuel Willard

The Covenant of Works and the Covenant of Grace, Edmund Calamy

Infant Baptism, Francis Turretin

The Covenant Seed, Thomas Goodwin

The Doctrine Surrounding Infant Baptism, Ezekiel Hopkins

Baptism, William Ames

Classic Reformed literature

Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book 4, Chapter 16, John Calvin

 Commentaries on the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah and the Lamentations, John Calvin

The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man, Herman Witsius

The Doctrine of the Covenant in Reformed Theology, Geerhardus Vos

Reformed Dogmatics, Vol. 4, Herman Bavinck

The Presbyterian Doctrine of Children in the Covenant: An Historical Study of the Significance of Infant Baptism in the Presbyterian Church, Lewis Bevens Schenck

The Polemics of Infant Baptism, B.B. Warfield

Christian Baptism, B.B. Warfield

The Subjects of Baptism, Charles Hodge

Baptism, A.A. Hodge

The Subjects of Baptism, Wilhelmus a’Brakel 

The Sacramental Principle of Infant Baptism, William Cunningham

Modern works

Calvin’s Doctrine of the Word and Sacrament, Ronald Wallace

Systematic Theology, Chapter 49: The Sacraments, John Frame

Word, Water, and Spirit: A Reformed Perspective on Baptism, J.V. Fesko

The Good News We Almost Forgot: Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism, Chapter 27: “Vivacious Baby-Baptizing,” Kevin DeYoung

Baptism: Three Views, David Wright, Bruce A. Ware, Sinclair Ferguson, Anthony Lane

For You and Your Children: The Best Articles on Infant Baptism from the Westminster Theological Journal, John Murray, Meredith Kline, Vern Poythress

Baptism, Francis Schaeffer

Baptism in Scripture and History, Rowland Ward

Infant Baptism in the First Four Centuries, Joachim Jeremias

A Puritan Theology, Chapter 45: “The Puritans and Paedobaptism,” Joel Beeke and Mark Jones

Why I Baptize Babies, Mark Jones

For Paedobaptist Parents, Mark Jones

A Brief Defense of Infant Baptism, Kevin DeYoung

Baptism: Its Meaning and Purpose, Greg Bahnsen

William the Baptist: A Classic Story of a Man’s Journey to Understand Baptism, James Chaney

The Biblical Doctrine of Infant Baptism, Pierre-Charles Marcel

The Promise of Baptism: An Introduction to Baptism in Scripture and the Reformed Tradition, James Brownson

On Being Presbyterian: Our Beliefs, Practices, and Stories, Sean Michael Lucas

The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenantal Theology: A Comparison Between Seventeenth-Century Particular Baptist and Paedobaptist Federalism, Pascal Denault

Baptism as a Sacrament of the Covenant, Richard Pratt

Jeremiah 31: Infant Baptism in the New Covenant, Richard Pratt

‘And Their Children After Them’: A response to Reformed Baptist Readings of Jeremiah’s New Covenant Promises, Neil G.T. Jeffers

Jesus Loves the Little Children: Why We Baptize Children, Danny Hyde

Infant Baptism and the Silence of the New Testament, Bryan Holstrom

Review of ‘Infant Baptism and the Silence of the New Testament’ by Bryan Holstrom, Bruce H. Hollister

Covenantal Infant Baptism: An Outlined Defense, Gregg Strawbridge

The Case for Covenantal Infant Baptism, various authors, ed. Gregg Strawbridge

A Critical Review of A ‘String of Pearls Unstrung: A Theological Journey Into Believer’s Baptism’ by Fred Malone, Gregg Strawbridge

A Review of ‘Baptism and the Relationship between the Covenants’ by Stephen J. Wellum, Gregg Strawbridge

Biblical Baptism, Frederick S. Leahy

Confirming Our Faith: A Reformed Covenantal Theology of the Sacraments, Kenneth Talbot

Bringing the Gospel to Covenant Children, Joel Beeke

The Christ of the Covenants, O. Palmer Robertson

Essential Truths of the Christian Faith, Chapters 79, 80 and 81, R.C. Sproul

The Doctrine of Baptism, A Broadcast with R.C. Sproul

The Reformed Doctrine of Baptism & New Testament Practice, Ligon Duncan

Reformed Theological Seminary ST519: Ecclesiology and Sacraments: The Proper Subjects of Baptism, Scott Swain

Covenant Sign and Seal, Michael J. Glodo

The Anglican Doctrine of Baptism, Lee Gatiss

Why Does the Orthodox Presbyterian Church Baptize Infants?, Larry Wilson

Infant Baptism Optional?, D.G. Hart and John Muether

The Biblical Basis for Infant Baptism, James W. Scott

Children of the Promise: The Biblical Case for Infant Baptism, Robert R. Booth

Promises, Promises: The Significance of Covenant Baptism, Robert R. Booth

The Biblical Basis for Infant Baptism: Selected Scriptures, Bryn MacPhail

John Calvin: Infant Baptism, Bryn MacPhail

Christian Baptism: The Sign and Seal of God’s Covenant Promise, Bruce A. McDowell

Children of the Covenant: One Presbyterian’s View on Infant Baptism, Jason A. Van Bemmel

Baptism: Meaning and Mode, Roger Smalling

Out with the Old and in with the New, Richard Pratt

What Christian Parents Should Know About Infant Baptism, John Sartelle

Is God the God of the Mature Professing Christian Only?: The Response of a Reformed Paedobaptist to Greg Welty’s ‘A Critical Evaluation of Paedobaptism’, Mark Horne

Re-thinking Baptism, Michael Horton

Infant Baptism: God’s Grandchildren, Michael Horton

Why I Changed My Mind About Baptizing Infants, Sean Michael Lucas

Infant Baptism: How My Mind Has Changed, Dennis E. Johnson

Baptism in the Theology of Martin Luther, Jonathan Trigg

Treaty, Law and Covenant in the Ancient Near East, Kenneth Kitchen and Paul Lawrence

Treaty of the Great King: The Covenant Structure of Deuteronomy: Studies and Commentary, Meredith G. Kline

Living in the Gap Between Promise and Reality: The Gospel According to Abraham, Iain M. Duguid

The Promise Is for You and Your Children, Ian Duguid

‘Fathers of Faith, My Fathers Now!’ On Abraham, Covenant, and the Theology of Paedobaptism, David Gibson

A Contemporary Reformed Defense of Infant Baptism, R. Scott Clark

A Curriculum for Those Wrestling Through Covenant Theology and Infant Baptism, R. Scott Clark

I Will Be Your God And Your Children’s God, R. Scott Clark

Ishmael and Infant Baptism, R. Scott Clark

What’s the Use of Infant Baptism?, R. Scott Clark

Seeds, Seeds, and Infant Baptism, R. Scott Clark

Is Infant Baptism a Roman Catholic Leftover?, R. Scott Clark

The Sacraments: A Reformed Perspective, Brian Schwertley

Understanding Infant Baptism in the Covenant Community of God’s People, David L. Reichelderfer

How I Changed My Mind about Infant Baptism, Liam Goligher

Charles Hodge on the Status and Nurture of the Church’s Children, Jordan D. Harris

A Case for Infant Baptism, Scott J. Simmons

By Oath Consigned, Meredith Kline

Oath and Ordeal Signs, Part 1, Meredith Kline

Oath and Ordeal Signs, Part 2, Meredith Kline

15 Arguments in Favor of Covenant Child Baptism, Jason Van Bemmel

William Cunningham and Infant Baptism, G.H. Milne

Sprinkling is Scriptural: A Reply to the Baptist Adamthwaite’s ‘Baptism is Immersion!’, Francis Nigel Lee

How We Dedicate Our Children to God, Bob Vincent

The Case for Paedobaptism, Justin Taylor

The Meaning of Infant Baptism, Tim Black

Forbid Them Not: The Question of Paedobaptism, Kevin Stevenson

Infant Baptism and the Unity of Scripture, Clarence Bouwman

Sinclair Ferguson on the Westminster Assembly and Baptism, Nicholas T. Batzig

The Circumcision of Christ in Redemptive History, Nicholas T. Batzig

The Household Baptist, Nicholas T. Batzig

Studies on Baptism, Ralph Allan Smith

A Clear and Concise Case for Infant Baptism, Paul Barth

Stepping Stones to Covenant Baptism, Barry York

The Controversy about Infant Baptism, Jason Helopoulos

A Baptism Allegory, Robin Griffin

Pure Water: The Beauty and Mystery of Baptism, Chase McMaster



Covenant theology, sacramentology, systematic theology