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.