Thursday, May 17, 2012

CWOB: More Resources

One of the topics of consideration at the Episcopal Church's General Convention this summer has to do with whether or not we should maintain the ancient discipline of expecting baptism before participation in the Eucharist.

A little over two years ago, I wrote a series of posts attempting to explain why we should maintain that ancient discipline:
Baptized into Eucharist

A while back I offered some resources from others who I think have made a cogent defence of the classic discipline:
Communion Without Baptism? Some Resources

Since so much of the case for change is anecdotal, I also offered some anecdotes of my own:
Against Communion Without Baptism: Some Anecdotes

Here are some more resources on the topic:

Robert Hendrickson:
On Many and More Controversies: Of Justice, LGBT Christians, Female Priests, and Communion Regardless of Baptism

Jesse Zink:
Beyond “open communion”

Jared Cramer:
A Slight Rant on Current Arguments for CROB

The Theology Committee of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church prepared this:

Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations:
Admissionto the Eucharist of the Non-Baptised (Begins on p. 51)

Some of these and others can be found at a site maintained by Christ Church, New Haven:
Baptism and Communion: resources for conversation

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