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Mennonites, Children and Communion

Show simple item record Rempel, Elsie Hannah Ruth 2010-07-22T17:34:11Z 2010-07-22T17:34:11Z 2007-08
dc.identifier.citation Rempel, Elsie Hannah Ruth. Mennonites, Children and Communion; A Thesis presented to the Faculty of Theology of the University of Winnipeg in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Arts in Theology. Winnipeg, August 2007.
dc.description.abstract This research thesis on Mennonites, Children and Communion has been authored by one who is deeply rooted in the tradition, faith and life, and practical theology of the North American Mennonite community. The research approach is interdisciplinary and has concentrated on the separate topics of children and communion in the early Anabaptist era, on studies of the topic of children's spirituality and faith development, and on reflections on children and communion in the Mennonite Church within the last fifty years. This last area of study has also been informed by responses to the topic of children and communion in the Canadian Mennonite Brethren Conference of Churches, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the United Church of Canada. The statement this thesis is defending is that Mennonite children need concrete, ritualized faith-expressing and faith-nurturing experiences during communion that honour the Mennonite domination's core convictions about communion, baptism and membership. Research and reflection, using a praxis approach, has led the author to recommend differentiated participation in communion, not only for children, but for all faith novices who are not yet ready to make a mature and uncoerced commitment to Jesus and his body, the church, as the centre of their lives. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Winnipeg en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Mennonite en_US
dc.subject Children en_US
dc.subject Communion en_US
dc.subject Family en_US
dc.subject Faith en_US
dc.subject Baptism en_US
dc.subject United Church of Canada en_US
dc.subject The Evangelical Lutheran Church en_US
dc.subject Canadian Mennonite Brethren Confrence of Churches en_US
dc.title Mennonites, Children and Communion en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Arts in Theology
dc.publisher.grantor University of Winnipeg

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