Sandra Fach Brower, "Extending the Sacraments to Children: Insights from the Theology of T. F. Torrance," Participatio 6, "T. F. Torrance and Ecclesiology" (2016): 151-177
Brower, Sandra Fach. "Extending the Sacraments to Children: Insights from the Theology of T. F. Torrance." Participatio 6, "T. F. Torrance and Ecclesiology" (2016): 151-177
This article explores T. F. Torrance's theology of the sacraments as it relates to the ecclesiological question of the inclusion of children in the worshipping community. Part I defines worship dialogically with reference to the person and work of Christ. The sacraments provide the context to discuss humanity's participation in the dialogue in Trinitarian terms. Part II considers the implications with respect to questions regarding a child's faith and knowlege. In conclusion, the article proposes how Torrance might answer the pastoral concerns outlined at the outset, and suggests further questions that might be asked in the desire to be inclusive with integrity.