Initiate • Initiation, Christian
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
InitiationThe word initiation does not occur in the Bible. But there are a number of rites and acts that conform with the definitions of initiation by ethnologists and historians of religion, who distinguish between collective initiation and individual initiation. Initiation is also a plot motif in
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Initiation, Christian
INITIATION, CHRISTIAN. The modern concept of Christian initiation refers to the unity between the sacraments of *baptism, confirmation and *Eucharist; in its largest sense, it can also include the catechumenal process of integration into the Christian life. In the Fathers, however, Christian initiation
The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media
Initiation Rituals
Initiation Rituals Initiation rituals, which mark or enact an individual’s entrance or acceptance into a group, have played an important role in societies both ancient and modern. While virtually every culture has practices that could fit the definition, the term initiation ritual itself is artificial.