The Rites of Christian Initiation: Their Evolution and Interpretation

כריכה קדמית
Liturgical Press, 2007 - 487 עמודים

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.

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תוכן

Acknowledgments
x
Abbreviations
xii
Preface to the Second Edition
xiii
Introduction
xvii
The Origins of the Rites of Christian Initiation 1
xxiv
Christian Initiation in the Prenicene East
41
Christian Initiation in the Prenicene West
83
Initiation in the Christian East During the Fourth and Fifth Centuries
115
Baptismal Preparation and the Origins of Lent
201
Christian Initiation in the Middle Ages
219
The Rites of Initiation in the Christian East
269
Christian Initiation in the Protestant and Catholic Reforms of the Sixteenth Century
309
Christian Initiation in the Churches Today
375
Back Home to the Font The Place of a Baptismal Spirituality and Its Implications in a Displaced World
451
Index
479
זכויות יוצרים

Initiation in the Christian West During the Fourth and Fifth Centuries
159

מהדורות אחרות - הצג הכל

מונחים וביטויים נפוצים

קטעים בולטים

עמוד xxiv - Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
עמוד 435 - God a true, proper, and propitiatory sacrifice for the living and the dead ; and that in the most holy Sacrament of the Eucharist there is truly. really, and substantially the Body and Blood, together with the Soul and Divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ...
עמוד 12 - How GoD anointed JESUS of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power; who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil, for GoD was with him.
עמוד 18 - And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
עמוד 426 - And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.
עמוד 40 - Christ, There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male or female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.
עמוד 13 - Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, "You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.
עמוד 12 - Lord of all) , the word which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.

מידע על המחבר (2007)

Maxwell E. Johnson is professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame and a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The author or editor of twenty-five books and of more than ninety articles and essays, he is also a past president of the North American Academy of Liturgy, serves as an editorial consultant for Worship, and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Ecclesia Orans.

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