Rituals of Christian Initiation

Bernard Cooke and Gary Macy

in Christian Symbol and Ritual

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780195154115
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835591 | DOI:
Rituals of Christian Initiation

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The history and meaning of the Christian rituals of baptism and confirmation are presented, with special emphasis on the problem of infant baptism. The ritual of baptism, with its attendant symbolism as it is presently performed in the Roman Catholic Church, is described in detail.

Keywords: baptism; confirmation

Chapter.  7664 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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