9780814656730

From the Beginning to Baptism : Scientific and Sacred Stories of Water, Oil, and Fire

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  • ISBN13:

    9780814656730

  • ISBN10:

    0814656730

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-15
  • Publisher: Liturgical Pr
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Summary

In From the Beginning to Baptism, Linda Gibler takes readers on a journey--from the depths of space and the beginning of time through sacred Scripture and church history--to discover the origins and creative power of water, oil, and fire. She traces the lives of those elemental entities through their cosmic history, to the point at which they are poured over the head and light the way of one being baptized. These elemental sources of all life are the substances through which new life in Christ begins in the sacrament of baptism. The journey through space and time, through the birth of the Universe and of life, and Gibler's reflections on this drama, help readers to enter into the "cosmocentric spirituality" at the heart of all things. No one who reads this book will ever again look at a drop of water, an olive, or a candle with the same eyes.

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