Vol II No. 2

the twentieth-century BAPTISMAL revolution: does it really render the classic Prayer Book OBSOLETE?

Jesse Billett

I. What Was the Baptismal Revolution?

The phrase “baptismal revolution” seems to have been coined by one of the leading liturgical scholars working in the Episcopal Church today, Ruth Meyers, in her 2009 book Continuing the Reformation: Re-Visioning Baptism in the Episcopal Church. Meyers explains that a radical new approach to the sacrament of baptism, first discovered in the heady days of the 1960s, was a decisive factor

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