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Master of Arts in Liturgical Studies
School of Theology and Seminary
Allan Bouley OSB
This paper examines the presence of evil as understood in pre-Christian Jewish, Ancient Near Eastern, New Testament, and Patristic thought. Western christian rites of initiation have incorporated rituals symbolizing the turning from evil to the way of faith in Christ. Selected rites of initiation from the Roman rite are explored in order to gain a greater understanding of the current rite which prescribes exorcisms, anointing catechumens, scrutinies, and renounciation of sin.
Torson, Daniel L. CPPS, "The Presence of Evil and Its Implications for the Rite of Christian Initiation" (1996). School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses. 1529.
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