A Theology Of Confirmation

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

A number of relatively clear theological assumptions under gird the liturgies of confirmation used by a variety of churches.

Baptism must be regarded as complete Christian initiation; it is not the first part of a staged-out action. By it, one becomes a Christian, not a partial Christian.

Many of the modern baptismal liturgies (for example, those of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and the Episcopal, Presbyterian, and Methodist churches) require or commend some additional actions...


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