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Mystagogia  literally means the process of being introduced into the divine mysteries or the mystery of God, which involves the transformation of the person who is initiated. In Christianity it means, in the strict sense of the word, the structured process through which one is introduced into the Christian faith as a preparation for receiving baptism. In the 4th and 5th centuries CE mystagog…

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Geest, Paul van, “Mystagogy”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2020

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