Karl Barth opposed infant baptism in the final fragment of the Church Dogmatics IV/4 but he also opposed re-baptism! Barth believed that infant baptism (or paedobaptism) was a disorder that the church needed to correct by delaying baptism until a person desired to be baptized and gave their consent to it […]
Karl Barth with his first great grandchild, Olivier Schopfer, in 1962.
In the following letter, Karl Barth says that he was baptized as an infant, and that he refused to be rebaptized for 79 years, and that paedobaptism is valid baptism! Karl Barth's repudiation of paedobaptism is infamous in The Teaching of the […]