Thursday, May 11, 2006

Peter Toon on ”Peace and Justice” in the 1979 Prayer Book

Just before I was confirmed (with the REC rite), I noted that among the changes in the confirmation rite of the ECUSA 1979 BCP was adding to the Baptismal Covenant a pledge to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.”

With “peace and justice” long being a code phrase much beloved of leftists, I slammed the change as adding a thinly veiled political agenda to the confirmation rite.

Now Peter Toon has dissected this change in the Baptismal Covenant and has come to similar conclusions.

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