Claiming the Vision: Baptismal
Identity in the Episcopal Church



Video 2: The History and Theology of the Baptism Rite in the 1979 Prayer Book

Topic List:
The Process for Developing the 1979 Prayer Book
The Early Work of the Christian Initiation Committee
The Last Band-aids on Cranmer
Key Principles of the Baptism Rite: The Priesthood of All Believers
Key Principles of the Baptism Rite: Returning to the Ancient Rites
The Nature and Purpose of The Christian Initiation Committee’s Work
How the Early Work of the Committee Was Received By the Church
Major Contributors to the Revisions: Margaret Mead and Bonnell Spencer
Major Contributors to the Revisions: The Women of the Committees, Howard Galley and Charles Mortimer
Major Contributors to the Revisions: Leo Melania
Major Contributors to the Revisions: Frank Griswold and Associated Parishes
Christendom
A Rite for a Post-Christendom World
The Prayer Book Leads the Church into Its Future

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Video 3: Understanding the Baptismal Ecclesiology of the Episcopal Church

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