No doctrine differentiates Confessional Lutherans from the broader Protestant world more than the conviction that regeneration comes through baptism. This volume consists of three works by Charles Porterfield Krauth on the subject. The fist work is "Infant Baptism and Infant Salvation in the Calvinistic System." Through an extensive look at Reformed divines, Charles Krauth demonstrates that Reformed theology has no grounds for assurance that one's baptized children are saved. He shows that the Reformed tradition has a consistent belief in infant damnation, whereas the Lutheran reformation gives assurance to parents of baptized children. The second treatise, "Baptism: The Doctrine Set Forth in Holy Scripture and Taught in the Evangelical Lutheran Church," is a systematic study of the Lutheran view of baptism in contrast to other perspectives. The final selection in this volume is from Krauth's The Conservative Reformation and Its Theology, in which he explains the teaching of the Lutheran Confessions on the doctrine.
The Doctrine of Baptism: Selected Writings on the Sacrament by Charles Krauth (Studies in Dogmatics)