The Font As A Place For Burial, Birth, And Bath

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The sacrament of Christian baptism presents a variety of symbolic meanings. In one ritual act, the new Christian is buried with Christ in his death, is birthed to a new life with Christ, and is washed of sin and impurity. This article explains the relationship of these meanings and their implications for the design of baptismal fonts and the practice of baptism today.

Water creates and destroys, brings to life and drowns. Without water people and animals and plants wither and die. Water...


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