Baptism in the Medieval West: A Study in the Disintegration of the Primitive Rite of Initiation

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LiturgyTrainingPublications, 2004 - Religion - 220 pages
This reissue of J. D. C. Fisher's classic work introduces the reader to primary sources that led the author to the theory of disintegration of the primitive rite of initiation. His material is covered geographically according to liturgical areas: Rome from John the Deacon and the Gelasian Sacramentary to the twelfth century; Milan and Northern Italy from Ambrose to the Ordo of Beroldus; Gaul and Germany from the seventh to the twelfth century; Spain from Isidore of Seville to the Mozarabic Liber Ordinum. Book jacket.
 

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Contents

Christian Initiation in Milan and Northern Italy
34
Christian Initiation in Gaul and Germany
53
Christian Initiation in the British Isles from Augustine
88
Christian Initiation in Spain from Isidore of Seville
99
The Separation of Communion from Initiation
114
The Shortening of the Interval between Birth
123
The Lengthening of the Interval between Baptism
135
Appendixes
159
Baptism and the Giving of the Name
168
The Rite of Baptism in the Sarum Manual
178
The Order of Confirmation in the Sarum Manual
201
Index of Subjects
214
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First published in 1965 as part of the Alcuin Club Collections No. XLVII by the SPCK.

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