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Christian Symbol and RitualAn Introduction$
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Bernard Cooke and Gary Macy

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195154115

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195154118.001.0001

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Rituals of Christian Initiation

Rituals of Christian Initiation

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(p.69) 4 Rituals of Christian Initiation
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Christian Symbol and Ritual
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Bernard Cooke

Gary Macy (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195154118.003.0005

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

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