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Rites of Christian Initation Their Evolution and Interpretation

ISBN-10: 0814662153

ISBN-13: 9780814662151

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Maxwell E. Johnson

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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, exploring the pre-Nicene Eastern and Western traditions in detail. This edition also provides more nuanced positions on the Eastern and Western traditions, revisiting the place and meaning of these rites in the church today.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Publication date: 12/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 536
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
The Origins of the Rites of Christian Initiation
Christian Initiation in the Pre-nicene East
Christian Initiation in the Pre-nicene West
Initiation in the Christian East During the Fourth and Fifth Centuries
Initiation in the Christian West During the Fourth and Fifth Centuries
Excursus: Baptismal Preparation and the Origins of Lent
Christian Initiation in the Middle Ages
The Rites of Initiation in the Christian East
Christian Initiation in the Protestant and Catholic Reforms of the Sixteenth Century
Christian Initiation in the Churches Today
Back Home to the Font: The Place of a Baptismal Spirituality and Its Implications in a Displaced World
Index