Re-examining Baptismal Fonts (videocassette)

This richly colorful video encourages the Christian community to reexamine the significance of baptism and redesign the space where their baptisms are performed in view of an awakened interest in the theology of baptism. It pleads for visual enhancement of the baptismal experience in order to teach the many-layered symbols of baptism in greater depth. But of greater interest to Latter-day Saints is the video’s treatment of the decline of baptism by immersion in the early Christian period. Before reviewing the video, however, I will consider briefly the history of baptism as a background for the video’s presentation of ancient Christian baptismal sites and baptismal symbolism.

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