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.).
Twenty-two essays (plus the Toronto Statement) by twenty-five Anglican liturgists.
Contents divided into five sections: I: The Renewal of Initiation Theology -- II: Baptism, Mission and Ministry -- III: Confirmation and the Renewal of Baptismal Faith -- IV: Rites of Initiation -- V: Patterns of Initiation : An Anglican Mosaic.
Contents: Introduction / David R. Holeton -- Christian Initiation : An Ongoing Agenda for Anglicanism / David R. Holeton -- Theological Foundations for the Practice of Christian Initiation in the Anglican Communion / William R. Crockett -- Theological Foundations for Infant Baptism / Gordon W. Kuhrt -- Consequences of Infant Communion / Gregory Kerr-Wilson and Timothy Perkins -- Baptism and Mission / Louis Weil -- The Catechumenal Challenge to the Church / Robert J. Brooks -- Restoring the Catechumenate in the Decade of Evangelism / John W.B. Hill with Paul Bowie -- Preparing Parents for Infant Baptism / Ronald L. Dowling -- Confirmation / Colin Buchanan -- Liturgical Tradition and Recent Anglican Liturgical Reforms / Thomas J. Talley -- Patterns of Christian Initiation / Kenneth W. Stevenson -- Marked as Christ's Own Forever / Leonel L. Mitchell -- Reflections on Baptismal Symbolism and Baptismal Identity / Philip May -- A Survey of Current Anglican Initiation Rites / Kevin Flynn -- Child Communion : How it Happened in New Zealand / Brian Davis and Tom Brown -- The Bishop in Initiation / J.C. Fricker -- Baptizing the Nation : The Problem of Baptism in an Established Church / Donald Gray -- Pastoral Care and Baptismal Practice on the Fringes of Society : The Diocese of Cuba / Juan Quevedo-Bosch -- Adult Baptism : A Pacific Perspective / Winston Halapua -- Traditional Initiation Rites Among the Ngunis and Their Relationship to Christian Initiation / Themba Jerome Vundla -- An Asian Inculturation of the Baptismal Liturgy / Francis Wickremesinghe -- Initiation in Anglicanism : Where the Women Are / Elizabeth J. Smith -- The Toronto Statement : Walk in Newness of Life.
"Sixteen liturgical scholars of the Anglican Communion met together in Brixen (Bressanone) in northern Italy over two days, 24-25 August 1987, at the conclusion of the 1987 Societas Liturgica to discuss the formative role of the liturgy in the life of the People of God, under the theme, `Liturgical Formation and Education'." "Not all the presentations (let alone the discussions) at the Consultation are represented here. Nontheless, the papers that could be accommodated to the scope of this publication reflect, it is hoped, the principal theme with which the Consultation wrestled." -- Intro., p. 6.
Contents: Contributors -- Introduction by the Editor / Thomas J. Talley -- The Formative Character of Liturgy / David R. Holeton -- The Catechumenate : A Case Study / Robert Brooks -- The Liturgical Ministry of the Laity / Bryan Spinks -- The Liturgical Ministry of the Laity: A Lay Comment / Daphne Fraser -- The Presidency of the Liturgy / Paul Gibson -- Indigenization of the Liturgy / Elisha Mbonigaba -- Ite Missa Est : The Mission of the People of God / Donald Gray.
Contents: Contributors -- Preface dated June 1990 / Colin James, Bishop of Winchester -- Introduction / David R. Holeton -- 'Down to Earth Worship': the Statement of the Third International Anglican Liturgical Consultation, York, 1989 -- What does inculturation mean ? / Victor R. Atta-Bafoe and Philip Tovey -- What is the future role of liturgy in Anglican unity ? / Paul Gibson -- What is the relation between formation and inculturation ? / Robert Brooks and Michael Vasey -- Example 1: The Jando and Initiation in Southern Tanzania / Ian Robertson -- Example 2: African ancestors / Themba Jerome Vundla -- Example 3: Western and African music in Southern Africa / Janet Hodgson -- Example 4: Inner city England / Trevor Lloyd -- Example 5: Syrian versus Hindu conflict over inculturation in India: Two reports / Bryan Spinks and George Mathew -- Example 6: The Workers' Day Mass in Sri Lanka / N. Francis Wickremesinghe.