About the author: Dr. Fape, an Anglican Priest from Nigeria, received the Dip. Th. From Immanuel college of Theology, Ibadan, Dip. R. S. and B.A. (Hons) from the University of Ibadan, the S. T. M. degree from Yale University Divinity School, and the Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen, UK. He is currently a Lecturer in New Testament Studies at Immanuel college of Theology, Ibadan, and Vicar of All Souls' Parish Church, Bodija, Ibadan, Nigeria.
1999 0-7734-8040-4 The major contribution of this work is the rediscovery of the present implications of baptism for Paul. Paul's baptismal language relates to the central theme of his message, which is the proclamation of the Kerygma consisting of the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Christ. These events which were the basis of believers' conversion experience and new life are lucidly portrayed in the rite of Christian baptism. Thus in his use of baptism, Paul pursues an argument that develops according to the inner logic of believers' experience.