"At the 1968 Lambeth Conference of the Provinces of the Anglican Communion were asked to examine the theology of initiation and admission to communion. This has been done in some Provinces and not in others. In those Provinces where work has been undertaken there has been a variety of theological stances and practices. In most of these Provinces change has taken place or is in process. In many places children are being admitted to communion at their baptism or at a time well before the traditional age of confirmation and first communion". -- p. .
Contents: : Introduction: An Overview of the Provinces -- A: Theological Issues --B: Cultural Considerations -- C: Pastoral and Educational Considerations -- II: Theological Dimensions of the Question -- A: Ecclesiological -- B: Children in Church -- C: Thresholds other than baptism ? -- D: Further Implications -- E: Some contextual considerations -- III: Pastoral Issues -- IV: Recommendations -- List of Participants.
Colophon: Printed by Hassall & Lucking Ltd., Cross Street, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 1 HD" -- p. .
Cover title: Children at the table : a collection of essays on children and the Eucharist
"Ruth A. Meyers, Editor, for the Standing Liturgical Commission".
Includes bibliographical references.
This "is a collection of essays addressing the subject of children and the eucharist. Many of the essays were originally prepared for a 1985 international Anglican consultation on children and communion. Included is the statement prepared by the consultation to member churches of the Anglican communion." -- back cover.
Contents divided into two sections: I : The Boston Consultation on Children at Communion -- II : Infant Communion in the Episcopal Church.
Contents: Introduction dated Tuesday in Holy Week, 1994 / Ruth A. Meyers -- Contributors -- The Boston Consultation : A New Introduction to the Essays / Colin Buchanan -- Children and the Eucharist in the Tradition of the Church / David R. Holeton -- Communion of All the Baptized and Anglican Tradition / David R. Holeton -- A Theological Reflection on the Experience of Inclusion/Exclusion at the Eucharist / Kenneth W. Stevenson -- American Perspectives: (i) The Place of Baptismal Anointing / Leonel L. Mitchell -- American Perspectives: (ii) Confirmation / Louis Weil -- American Perspectives: (iii) Mystagogia / Robert J. Brooks -- New Zealand Inititation Experience: (i) A Changing Initiatory Pattern / Brian Davis -- New Zealand Initiation Experience: (ii) Acceptance of Child Communion / Brian Davis and Tom Brown -- Pushing at the Door: (i) The Church of England / Donald Gray -- Pushing at the Door: (ii) The Anglican Church of Australia / Ronald L. Dowling -- Ecumenical Perspectives / Eugene L. Brand -- The Boston Statement : Children and Communion -- Participants in the Boston Consultation -- Infant Communion : Reflections on the Case from Tradition / Ruth A. Meyers -- The Communion of Infants and Little Children / Leonel L. Mitchell -- Disputed Aspects of Infant Communion / Louis Weil -- Appendix 1: Communion of the Baptized but Unconfirmed in Anglicanism -- Appendix 2: Statement of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church (U.S.A.).