"Over the last almost 25 years, since Lambeth 1968 passed resolutions which broke the link confirmation and first communion, there has been a massive shift in the pastoral practice of Christian Initiation in the Anglican Church of Canada".
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.