Leuenberg Texts 12: Baptism in the Life of the Churches

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The 2008 Consultation in Vienna confirmed: Baptism is of central significance for the life of the church. Bishops and theologians on the one side from the Orthodox Churches belonging to the Conference of European Churches and on the other from the Lutheran, Reformed and United Churches in the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe introduced each other to their own baptismal tradition.

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The 2008 Consultation in Vienna confirmed: Baptism is of central significance for the life of the church. Bishops and theologians on the one side from the Orthodox Churches belonging to the Conference of European Churches and on the other from the Lutheran, Reformed and United Churches in the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe introduced each other to their own baptismal tradition. Both traditions agree on the substance of Baptism. The rich diversity of liturgical forms is not church-dividing; it can mean enrichment. Both traditions stand before the task of including the significance of Baptism in Christian instruction in relation to the questions of meaning modern people are asking and of making the message of the Gospel clearer.

Additional information

Weight 445 kg
Language/s

English, Deutsch

ISBN

978-3-87476-560-2

Edition

1st, 2010

Publishing House

Verlag Otto Lembeck, Frankfurt