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Christian Initiation  

Maxwell E. Johnson

Published in print:
Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
To study the rites of Christian initiation in the early church is to encounter not one but several liturgical traditions in development. This article seeks to provide an introductory ... More

Luther on Christ’s Person and Work  

Matthieu Arnold

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Apr 2014
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Jan 2014
Dogmatic interpretations of Luther’s treatment of Christ’s atoning work dominated much of nineteenth- and twentieth-century assessment of his Christology and soteriology. Marc Lienhard and ... More

Penance  

Allan D. Fitzgerald, OSA

Published in print:
Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
The study of penance in the early church can be challenging because of the variety of opinions among scholars; it can also be difficult because of the apparent diversity in penitential ... More

Pilgrimage  

Georgia Frank

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
Early Christian pilgrimage involved a journey to a place in order to gain access to sacred power, whether manifested in living persons, demarcated spaces, or specific objects. Movement ... More

Prayer  

Columba Stewart OSB

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
Prayer is a universal feature of human religious practice. Among early Christians, it had two broad and frequently overlapping categories. First, and primordially, there was communal or ... More

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