Continuing The Reformation: Revisioning Baptisim in the Episcopal Church
Continuing The Reformation: Revisioning Baptisim in the Episcopal Church  -     By: Ruth Meyers
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Continuing The Reformation: Revisioning Baptisim in the Episcopal Church

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This book traces the fascinating and sometimes contentious history of the rites of Christian initiation in the 1979 prayer book, while acknowledging the reality that questions and disagreements remain. What about confirmation, the role of the bishop, and infant communion? The author concludes her comprehensive study with clear recommendations for the Church's next steps as it continues to articulate a baptismal ecclesiology.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 180
Vendor: Church Publishing Inc.
Dimensions: 8.0 X 6.0 (inches)
ISBN: 0898691958
ISBN-13: 9780898691955

Publisher's Description

This book documents the Episcopal Church's developing focus on baptism within the context of the liturgical movement, the emerging understanding of the eucharist, prayer book revision, and the confirmation dilemma. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources, the author presents a credible case in support of her belief that a baptismal ecclesiology is emerging from these events that have enabled people to accept a radically different initiatory pattern in the church. This book exhibits clarity on the issues discussed with the support of solid scholarship and lucid writing.


  1. The Tradtional Anglican Pattern
  2. The Emergence of a Eucharistic Ecclesiology
  3. The Renewal of Baptism
  4. The Dilemma of Confirmation
  5. Admission to Communion
  6. Turning Points
  7. Toward a New Pattern of Christian Initiation: Communion of all the Baptized
  8. Redefining Confirmation
  9. The 1979 Baptismal Rite
  10. Enriching the Prayer Book
  11. Baptism and Reaffirmation of Faith

Includes appendices, bibliography, and index.

Author Bio

Ruth A. Meyers is Dean of Academic Affairs and Hodges-Haynes Professor of Liturgics at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, California. She served as chair of The Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music through the conclusion of the 2012–2015 triennium and teaches throughout the Anglican Communion.

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