Patterns for Baptism

This practical companion to Common Worship: Baptism and Confirmation will help churches to use the rites of baptism and confirmation with imagination and confidence in different local contexts and with different worship styles.

Patterns for Baptism

This practical companion to Common Worship: Baptism and Confirmation will help churches to use the rites of baptism and confirmation with imagination and confidence in different local contexts and with different worship styles.

Baptism and the Baptists

seeking to accommodate these variations by offering two patterns for the whole process of initiation,”70 followed by material for each of the constituent elements.271 Like its immediate predecessors, the pattern of believers' baptism ...

Baptism and the Baptists

Since its first publication in 2000, Baptism and the Baptists has become the definitive work on the subject. It examines the theology and practice of believers' baptism among twentieth-century Baptists associated with the Baptist Union of Great Britain, and identifies the major influences which have led to its development. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, the majority of Baptists concentrated predominantly on the mode and subjects of baptism (immersion and believers), understanding the rite merely as an ordinance--the believer's personal profession of faith in Christ. However, in continuity with a tradition of Baptists going back as far as the first Baptists in the second and third decades of the seventeenth century, there were also a significant number of ministers and scholars who saw the inadequacy of this view of baptism both biblically and theologically. This sacramental view developed and grew throughout the twentieth century, and influenced a resurgence of baptismal sacramentalism in the early twenty-first century among Baptists not just in Britain, but also in North America, Europe, and further afield.

Patterns for Worship Cards

Attractive cards for congregational use in Believe and Trust (eucharist with baptism), provided in Patterns for Worship.

Patterns for Worship Cards

Attractive cards for congregational use in Believe and Trust (eucharist with baptism), provided in Patterns for Worship.

Leading into the World

of Jesus's baptism and is extended into the cruciform shape of Christ's life, which ends on a cross. ... A commitment to Christian discipleship became integrally connected to the meanings and patterns of baptism.

Leading into the World

The call to care for creation is a central part of our discipleship as followers of Jesus Christ. However, language and imagery of the earth is often absent in our worship services. This book helps reconnect our commitment to creation care with our life of discipleship. The process includes helping congregational members name ways that they are involved in caring for creation and encouraging them to see ways that these practices are related to Christian faith, and in doing so, nurturing the life of our communities while fostering our identity as those who care for the earth. Central to the process of reconnecting holy discipleship with earth stewardship is the development and rediscovery of biblical imagery and language that will support our care of creation and shape our prayers. As our actions are more closely connected to the language of our prayers, praying and acting will inform and enrich each other. This book also includes custom liturgies that highlight earth care, prayerfully prepared for the major festivals of the church year.

The Oxford Handbook of Ecumenical Studies

BAPTISM. AND. PATTERNS. OF. INITIATION. in a Traditions differ not only regarding baptismal doctrine but also in their manner of baptizing , even though at the most fundamental level they all intend to do what Jesus commanded .

The Oxford Handbook of Ecumenical Studies

This Handbook offers an authoritative guide to ecumenical history, information, and reflection. With essay contributions by nearly fifty experts in their various fields, the volume is a major resource for all who are involved or interested in ecumenical work for reconciliation between Christians and for the unity of the Church.

Life in Christ

Having accomplished the mission for which he was sent into the world and anointed at his baptism, Jesus's own pattern of baptism in the Spirit/death/ and resurrection becomes the paradigm for his followers: To be a Christian is to live ...

Life in Christ

• Background on spiritual practices for Episcopalians • Noted spiritual director shares wisdom from Anglican tradition With its great heritage from English mystics, the Episcopal Church has been “spiritual” since before it was trendy, and modern Episcopalians have been in the forefront of exploring practices beyond Anglican boundaries. Yet, perhaps only rarely do they grasp the implications of the theology embedded in these practices or in the liturgies of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, which has shaped Episcopalians in this country with its emphasis on baptismal spirituality and the centrality of the Eucharist. Julia Gatta wants to change that with her new book, Life in Christ. Applying her years of experience as pastor and spiritual director combined with her study of the spiritual wisdom of the past, she explores common Christian practices and their underlying theology through an Episcopal lens. In the tradition of Esther de Waal, Martin Smith, and Martin Thornton, with particular reference to scripture, The Book of Common Prayer, and the wisdom of the Christian spiritual tradition, she illuminates methods readers may already be practicing and provides insight and guidance to ones that may be new to them.

Ecumenical Directions in the United States Today

For others, “apostolicity” means the recovery of a radical congregational ecclesiology, a particular pattern of baptism, or certain patterns of church structure. We have explored these dynamics over the last quartercentury.

Ecumenical Directions in the United States Today

Ecumenical Directions in the United States Today gathers in one place the key presentations from the historic fiftieth anniversary conference of the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches USA, which study the commission's past and present and offer a vision for ecumenism's future. In addition to documenting an historic ecumenical event, these essays Offer theological and methodological direction for current and future ecumenical work Provide thoughtful reflections by younger theologians At a time when evangelical involvement in the ecumenical movement is changing, this book features four evangelical authors and essays about evangelical involvement in the ecumenical movement. Additionally, it collects essays ranging from Lutheran, Methodist, and United Church of Christ authors to Episcopal, Orthodox, and Catholic authors. Under one title, it presents an authentic picture of the diversity present in the ecumenical movement today. Book jacket.

Baptism

Similar texts, then, did not decide the questions, but did help Anglicans have common conversations, and, for the most part, Anglicans practiced similar patterns of what is now often called Christian initiation (which includes baptism).

Baptism

In this book, Gordon Heath and James Dvorak bring together three traditions that are not often brought together under one roof: Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant. Authors from a number of Protestant traditions, as well as one from Orthodoxy and one from Catholicism, have contributed to a volume that provides a grander vision of the diversity of the church as well as a deeper sense of the differences that divide and the similarities that unite. This book provides a much-needed and helpful forum for a variety of Christian positions to be presented and defended so that Christians can at least operate out of understanding rather than ignorance. The authors also hope that such understanding will nudge people closer together as baptized followers of Jesus Christ. The gracious spirit of each contributor to this volume indicates that it is possible. All contributors in this volume write about their own tradition, and a number write not just as academics but also as ordained leaders in their churches. The insider's perspective that each author brings allows passionate presentations of each perspective but also committed defenses of the same.

Baptism in Its Mode and Subjects Considered

Had Mr. Ewing produced one instance in which the disputed word signifies to sprinkle or pour , and that instance referred to bespattering with filth , what would he say were we to exclaim , “ Is this the pattern of baptism by sprinkling ...

Baptism in Its Mode and Subjects Considered


Church Quarterly Review

He has apparently two anointings before Baptism , one connected with the renunciations and one immediately before the actual ... The author's baptismal rite seems to have the same pattern as St. Cyril's - Anointing , Baptism , Anointing ...

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Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture Volume 29 2018

Each of these individuals have distinctive patterns in how they use the word baptize, indicating that each speaker has his own unique voice. When one accounts for the fact that Christ says relatively fewer words than Mormon, ...

Interpreter  A Journal of Mormon Scripture  Volume 29  2018

This is volume 29 of Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture published by The Interpreter Foundation. It contains articles on a variety of topics including: "Is Faith Compatible with Reason?", "On Being the Sons of Moses and Aaron: Another Look at Interpreting the Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood", "“The Time is Past”: A Note on Samuel’s Five-Year Prophecy", "Too Little or Too Much Like the Bible? A Novel Critique of the Book of Mormon Involving David and the Psalms", "The Word Baptize in the Book of Mormon", "Pushing through Life’s Pilgrimage Together", "The Gospel According to Mormon", "Joseph Smith’s Universe vs. Some Wonders of Chinese Science Fiction", "Dehumanization and Peace", "Peace in the Holy Land", "What is Mormon Transhumanism? And is it Mormon?", "Race: Always Complicated, Never Simple", "The Case of the Missing Commentary", "Much More than a Plural Marriage Revelation", "Isaiah 56, Abraham, and the Temple", "Toward a Deeper Understanding: How Onomastic Wordplay Aids Understanding Scripture", "What’s in a Name? Playing in the Onomastic Sandbox", "The Habeas Corpus Protection of Joseph Smith from Missouri Arrest Requisitions", "Missourian Efforts to Extradite Joseph Smith and the Ethics of Governor Thomas Reynolds of Missouri."

Catechetical Sessions on Liturgy and the Sacraments

how Baptism is active in their lives, their responses to the second task in step 2. 6. Conduct a presentation on ... Baptism provides the grace for resisting temptation and breaking out of our sinful patterns. • Through Baptism we leave ...

Catechetical Sessions on Liturgy and the Sacraments

Catechetical Sessions on Liturgy and the Sacraments begins by familiarizing participants with the nature of liturgy and the liturgical year. An introduction to the properties of signs, symbols, and rituals sets the groundwork for studying individual sacraments. Four sessions address the sacraments of initiation, two sessions cover the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, and the final session covers the sacraments at the service of Communion. The sessions share some of the history of the sacraments, their meaning, the significance of symbols, and the nature of the rites. The participants are invited to actively study the sacraments, to make connections between the sacraments and their own lives, to reflect prayerfully on the meaning of the sacraments, and to take some sacrament-related actions.

Baptism in the Early Church

Epiphanius, Panarion 3.79.3.6, repeats the need for deaconesses, so women are not seen naked by men at the time of baptism. Spinks, “Baptismal Patterns in Early Syria,” 45-52, says the Didascalia may be understood as describing a single ...

Baptism in the Early Church

This magisterial volume is a comprehensive survey of the doctrine and practice of baptism in the first five centuries of Christian history, arranged geographically within chronological periods. Baptism in the Early Church covers the antecedents to Christian baptism and traces the history of Christian doctrine and practice from the New Testament through the writings of the church fathers of the fourth and fifth centuries. The book deals primarily with the literary sources, though it also gives attention to depictions of baptism (primarily of Jesus) in various art forms and to the surviving baptismal fonts.Ferguson's thorough study points to the central importance of baptism in the early church. Many blessings were attributed to baptism, but the two earliest and most consistently mentioned are forgiveness of sins and the reception of the Holy Spirit; faith and repentance were necessary in order to receive these benefits. Jewish immersion rites, the practice of John the Baptist, the meaning of the words used for baptism, the literary descriptions, and the material remains argue that full immersion was the normal practice, and the evidence from art is consistent with this interpretation.Containing nearly everything currently known about the early Christian ritual of baptism, with extensive citations to the primary and secondary literature, Ferguson's Baptism in the Early Church is destined to be a standard reference work."

Ablution Initiation and Baptism

There is a fundamental unity with Christ through baptism - note the aorist forms in 2 Cor 1:21–22 - but a future realization is still awaited. Gal 3:27–29 falls within the same pattern: Baptism makes heirs (κληρονόμοι).

Ablution  Initiation  and Baptism

The present volume is the result of an international collaboration of researchers who are excellent within their respective fields: interpretation of texts, studies of rites, archaeology, architecture, history of art, and cultural anthropology. They met for two conferences to discuss the significance of rites of ablution, initiation, and baptism and their interpretation in Late Antiquity, Early Judaism, and Early Christianity. The volume establishes a new international standard of research within these fields of scholarship.

Anglican Baptismal Liturgies

It recognized that different patterns were developing over admission to Communion. It also recognized that a new pattern had developed concerning the baptism of adults, namely that adult baptism was combined with confirmation as a ...

Anglican Baptismal Liturgies

This unique volume collects together baptismal liturgies in use across five continents to reveal the breadth of theological understanding and diversity of practice in Anglicanism today. Liturgies from the Anglican Churches in over forty countries are translated and presented systematically to facilitate study and comparison. Christian initiation is more than just a rite. Its language and symbolism express varying theological understandings of what it means to belong to the family of God, and also of the sacraments. These are not settled questions, and this volume makes a significant contribution to the continuing debates around these questions within Anglicanism and the wider Church.

The Rites of Christian Initiation

Nevertheless, even if we are dealing with an earlier local variation in ritual patterns, the pattern we see with prebaptismal exorcism, baptism itself interpreted by Romans 6 death and burial imagery, and a postbaptismal anointing ...

The Rites of Christian Initiation

Originally published in 1999, The Rites of Christian Initiation was haled for its clarity and comprehensiveness. Kalian McDonnell, OSB, called it the best overall treatment of Christian initiation available, and Paul Bradshaw predicted it would be the standard textbook on the subject for very many years to come." The current edition draws on new translations of early texts on baptism as well as recent scholarship on the early traditions in the East and West. It is sure to replace itself as the new standard reference on the rites of Christian initiation. Maxwell E. Johnson's expanded and revised text provides a more complete view of the history and interpretation of the rites in the Eastern Church, including two chapters that explore the pre-Nicene Eastern and Western traditions in detail. Revisiting the theology of baptism, this edition also provides more nuanced positions on the Eastern and Western traditions. Finally, recent liturgical developments in American Protestant churches, particularly Lutheran, as well as the ongoing development of the RCIA and confirmation practices of Catholics, made it necessary to revisit the place and meaning of these rites in the church today. Maxwell E. Johnson, PhD, is professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame and an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He has published in Worship and is the editor of and contributor to Living Water, Sealing Spirit: Readings on Christian Initiation (Liturgical Press, 1995) and the revised and expanded edition of E.C. Whitaker, Documents of the Baptismal Liturgy (Liturgical Press and S.P.C.K., 2003), to which this study serves as a companion volume. "

Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity

To this end, the baptismal ritual was elaborated to include one or any combination of other actions: the imposition ... Articles on the significance of the prebaptismal anointing in the East include Spinks, “Baptismal Patterns in Early ...

Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity

A leading scholar of early Christian art and worship shows how images, language, architectural space, and symbolic actions convey the theological meaning of baptism.

The Promise of Baptism

An Introduction to Baptism in Scripture and the Reformed Tradition James V. Brownson. 12 What Does It Mean to Be Baptized “in the ... Several patterns of meaning occur when parallels are examined. First, to do something “in the name of” ...

The Promise of Baptism

Christians who otherwise love each other and work together on shared projects and causes nonetheless often disagree on the subject of baptism. Should infants be baptized, or is baptism for believers only? What exactly does baptism mean? What happens, if anything, when someone is baptized? Which is better -- sprinkling or immersion? These disagreements are disheartening to some and confusing to many. The sacrament of baptism from a Reformed perspective is clearly and thoughtfully outlined in this useful book. James Brownson explains the scriptural basis, the theological underpinnings, and the practical implications of this particular element of the faith. Organized into thirty brief, tightly focused chapters -- each of which centers on a key question -- and enhanced by thoughtful discussion questions, The Promise of Baptism will be an important resource for pastors, students, and laypersons seeking to better understand this sacrament that lies at the heart of the church's life. A sampling of key questions addressed: What is a sacrament, and how does it differ from an "ordinance"? What's the relationship between baptism and being "born again"? How do the sacraments bring God's grace to us? Can someone be "saved" without being baptized? Can someone be baptized without being saved? Does baptism take the place of circumcision as the mark of the new covenant? What is "confirmation" or "profession of faith," and what is its relationship to baptism? What happens after baptism?