Initiation into Christ: Common Teaching and Ecumenical Reflections on Preparation for Baptism (1991)

Initiation into Christ contains the outcome of reflection and ecumenical discussions within the Commission on Faith and Witness of The Canadian Council of Churches during the period 1986 to 1991. In the course of its study , the Commission identified certain common elements on Scripture, theology, and experience which are pertinent in the preparation of individuals for initiation into the Body of Christ. Each of the five sections includes a discussion of human experience, theological reflection, a consideration of the biblical witness, and questions for further consideration. A final section includes brief statements from members of the Commission on Faith and Witness, summarizing the distinctive perspectives on baptism and Christian initiation from their particular traditions.