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Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity: Ritual, Visual, and Theological DimensionsPublisher: Baker Publishing, 2012
This book examines five models for understanding baptism, showing how visual images, poetic language, architectural space, and symbolic actions signify and convey the theological meaning of this ritual practice.
Leading through the WaterPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2011
In Leading through the Water, Paul Galbreath demonstrates one way of linking baptismal practice to daily life as congregations provide an alternative witness to the cultural voices around us. At the same time, it expands the vision of baptism from a single occasion to a distinctive way of life within a community of faith and a primary metaphor for Christian discipleship.