Infant Communion: A Matter of Christian Concern

Walter E. Pilgrim

Article Type: Face to Face

Publication Date: 1/1/1988

Paired Article (Face to Face): Infant Communion: A Matter of Christian Unity

Issue: Spirituality and Community (Vol. 8, No 1, Winter, 1988)

What theological arguments need special consideration? The basic theological argument for infant communion goes something like this. Just as baptism is God’s gracious act on behalf of all who believe, regardless of age, likewise the Eucharist belongs to all the baptized. If infant baptism, then infant communion. The logic seems impeccable; yet problems remain.

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