The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South

LTCM 541 Christian Initiation


This is a topical seminar on Christian initiatory rites, focusing primarily on baptism and confirmation. The course examines the anthropological structure of the rites, their historical development, and their theological underpinnings. Particular attention is paid to the twentieth-century reforms of initiatory practice in the Episcopal Church and the Roman Catholic Church, in the revival of the catechumenate and the adoption of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.