Tracing our traditions: the story behind the sacraments

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Tracing our traditions: the story behind the sacraments
Mary Alyce Hansen
The study examines Reformed beliefs and practices concerning baptism and communion from Bible times to the present day. It responds to questions church members often ask about the meaning and origin of the two sacraments. Chapters I, III-IX present the handbook that is used in an adult education course in two separate Presbyterian churches in Omaha, Nebraska. Chapter II describes both field tests. Pre- and post-evaluations measure the information learned and the appreciation gained for what Presbyterians believe and practice. The project encourages that every avenue be pursued to talk with adults and children about the historical understandings of the sacraments in order to encourage responsible change and reformation within the denomination.
Degree Granting Institution
Walter T Davis