The Rites of Christian Initiation

Edition: Revised
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2007-12-07
Publisher(s): Pueblo Books
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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.

Author Biography

Maxwell E. Johnson is professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. x
Abbreviationsp. xii
Preface to the Second Editionp. xiii
Introductionp. xvii
The Origins of the Rites of Christian Initiationp. 1
Christian Initiation in the Pre-nicene Eastp. 41
Christian Initiation in the Pre-nicene Westp. 83
Initiation in the Christian East During the Fourth and Fifth Centuriesp. 115
Initiation in the Christian West During the Fourth and Fifth Centuriesp. 159
Excursus: Baptismal Preparation and the Origins of Lentp. 201
Christian Initiation in the Middle Agesp. 219
The Rites of Initiation in the Christian Eastp. 269
Christian Initiation in the Protestant and Catholic Reforms of the Sixteenth Centuryp. 309
Christian Initiation in the Churches Todayp. 375
Back Home to the Font: The Place of a Baptismal Spirituality and Its Implications in a Displaced Worldp. 451
Indexp. 479
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