Baptism in a Secular Age

In the Western world, the cultural conditions for interpreting and practicing baptism have changed radically in recent decades. An increasing level of religious plurality is one cultural trend that the theology of baptism must take seriously. One option for responding to this challenge is to interpr...

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Published in:Dialog
Main Author: Graff-Kallevåg, Kristin
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Wiley-Blackwell [2017]
In: Dialog
Year: 2017, Volume: 56, Issue: 3, Pages: 251-259
IxTheo Classification:AB Philosophy of religion; criticism of religion; atheism
CC Christianity and Non-Christian religion; Inter-religious relations
CH Christianity and Society
KDD Protestant Church
NBP Sacramentology; sacraments
Further subjects:B Baptism
B Secularity
B Trinity
B Plurality
B Contextual Theology
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:In the Western world, the cultural conditions for interpreting and practicing baptism have changed radically in recent decades. An increasing level of religious plurality is one cultural trend that the theology of baptism must take seriously. One option for responding to this challenge is to interpret baptism as a rite of drastic communal transition whereby one enters into the church and leaves the world—with all its plurality—behind. Another option is to view baptism as a rite that, by bringing us into the church's fellowship with God in Christ, draws us into communion with all living creatures and calls upon us to engage in openness toward others.
ISSN:1540-6385
Contains:Enthalten in: Dialog
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1111/dial.12336