Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
The Reform of Baptism and Confirmation in American Lutheranism

The Reform of Baptism and Confirmation in American Lutheranism (Hardback)

Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock


This resource examines the historical and theological background of the rites used for baptism and confirmation in the Lutheran Book of Worship (1978). The introduction of the LBW as the standard book in Lutheran worship not only provided North American Lutherans with a new rite for baptism but also new understandings of the meaning of baptism. Baptism was suddenly seen as being central to Christian identity, rather than merely serving as an infant rite of passage performed occasionally in private. It also allowed for full participation of the liturgical assembly and employed a greater use of ritual and gesture. Simultaneously, the greater stress on baptism was accompanied by an attempt to downplay the theological and liturgical importance of confirmation, the centerpiece of Lutheran spiritual formation for those persons baptized in infancy. Confirmation was revised as the "Affirmation of Baptism", allowing it only a secondary role as a part of the original rite of baptism. Truscott argues that these changes have affected how North American Lutherans think about and practice Christian initiation.

He also critically evaluates the LBW rites and makes proposals for the future renewal of Christian initiation in North American Lutheranism.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReference & ResearchReligion & Beliefs Publisher: Scarecrow Press Publication Date: 28/10/2003 ISBN-13: 9780810848795  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.  

Jeffrey A. Truscott is an instructor in liturgics at Japan Lutheran College and Theological Seminary in Tokyo.

More books by Jeffrey A. Truscott

More books by Maxwell E. Johnson

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Your Money Is Your Business!
Stephen Freeman

Currently out of stock

Abridged Readers' Guide to Periodical...
HW Wilson

Currently out of stock

Food & Beverage Market Place, 2019: 3...
Laura Mars

Currently out of stock

Dad's Wit and Wisdom: Quips and ...
Richard Benson
Latest Blog
Why Little Women is the Perfect Christmas Read

Publisher of the Macmillan Collectors Library, Harriet Sanders, celebrates the arrival on tv this Christmas of Little Women

#FoylesFive: Foreign Languages Part Two

Our knowledgeable Languages Department have put together a great selection of books, to help share the magic of reading in every language. Here are their Dutch, Russian and Polish selections.

#FoylesFive: The Last Jedi

As Star Wars: The Last Jedi drops out of hyperspace and into a cinema near you, Matt from our Web Team gives us his selection of the best Last Jedi books.

View all Blog Entries
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd