Continuing the Reformation

Re-Visioning Baptism in the Episcopal Church

Ruth A Meyers

Jan/2000, 294 Pages, HARDCOVER WITH DUST JACKET, 6 x 8

ISBN-13: 9780898691955



This book documents the church's developing focus on baptism within the context of the liturgical movement, the emerging understanding of the eucharist, prayer book revision, and the confirmation dilemma. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources, the author presents a credible case in support of her belief that a baptismal ecclesiology is emerging from these events that have enabled people to accept a radically different initiatory pattern in the church. This book exhibits clarity on the issues discussed with the support of solid scholarship and lucid writing.


Ruth A. Meyers is Dean of Academic Affairs and Hodges-Haynes Professor of Liturgics at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She served as chair of The Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music through the conclusion of the 2012–2015 triennium and teaches throughout the Anglican Communion.


  1. The Tradtional Anglican Pattern
  2. The Emergence of a Eucharistic Ecclesiology
  3. The Renewal of Baptism
  4. The Dilemma of Confirmation
  5. Admission to Communion
  6. Turning Points
  7. Toward a New Pattern of Christian Initiation: Communion of all the Baptized
  8. Redefining Confirmation
  9. The 1979 Baptismal Rite
  10. Enriching the Prayer Book
  11. Baptism and Reaffirmation of Faith

Includes appendices, bibliography, and index.

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