Footnotes, Chapter 10d
Kierkegaard and Radical Discipleship: A New Perspective (Eller)
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In Dru’s and in Rohde’s selections from Kierkegaard’s journals, the number identifies an entry rather than a page; the date following is that of the particular entry.
6. The practice of the eighteenth century Brethren would indicate that they considered that age to be somewhere around sixteen to eighteen years. Modern Brethren have the age pushed down to little more than half that--to the place where the biting words of S.K. begin to apply: "Confirmation then is easily seen to be far deeper nonsense than infant baptism, precisely because confirmation claims to supply what was lacking in infant baptism: a real personality which can consciously assume responsibility for a vow which had to do with the decision of an eternal blessedness." Attack upon "Christendom," 218.)
9. Ian Henderson, Myth in the New Testament (Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1952), 24.
10. Passages dealing essentially with infant baptism are to be found on 42-44, 260, 325-29, 332-34, 340-41, and 520-39; thus six passages of significant length total some thirty pages. Yet only a few brief references to baptism are found outside of Postscript.
12. Ibid., 328-29.