Confirmation: Presbyterian Practices in Ecumenical Perspective / Edition 1

Confirmation: Presbyterian Practices in Ecumenical Perspective / Edition 1

by Richard Robert Osmer, Osmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0664500005

ISBN-13: 9780664500009

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

Richard Osmer's Confirmation provides a comprehensive discussion of the particularities of the Protestant experience of confirmation by examining Presbyterian, Episcopal, Lutheran, and Methodist practices. Osmer explains the need for a renewed understanding of confirmation in the Presbyterian Church and proposes a two-step process of confirmation that

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Richard Osmer's Confirmation provides a comprehensive discussion of the particularities of the Protestant experience of confirmation by examining Presbyterian, Episcopal, Lutheran, and Methodist practices. Osmer explains the need for a renewed understanding of confirmation in the Presbyterian Church and proposes a two-step process of confirmation that addresses concerns unique to two developmental transitions: from preteen to adolescence and from adolescence to adulthood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664500009
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Troubling Questions
Pt. 1Confirmation as a Current Challenge1
1Adolescence: The Emergence of a New Stage in the Life Cycle3
2Confirmation in Modern Context: Individualization and Identity Formation9
Pt. 2Confirmation in Historical Perspective27
3Antecedents and Origins of Confirmation33
4Changes in Confirmation and Catechetical Instruction in the Reformation59
5Lutheran, Anglican-Episcopal, and United Methodist Confirmation Practices87
6American Presbyterian Confirmation Practices113
Pt. 3A Contemporary Proposal for Confirmation161
7A Theology of Confirmation168
8A Fitting Practice of Confirmation194
Epilogue: Confirmation in Practical Theological Perspective219
Notes229

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