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Confirmation Classes
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[German Version]

The theological justification for confirmation depends largely on the assumptions about what confirmation really is (Confirmation [Protestant], cf. Confirmation [Catholic]). It also depends on the understanding of the relation of confirmation to baptism and Eucharist implied in any particular educational/liturgical design. In the following discussion of the effectiveness of various educational designs found to be consistent with several, but not all, of the available models, illustrations will be g…

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Schröder, Bernd and Browning, Robert L., “Confirmation Classes”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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