It's only water

The ritual of baptism and the formation of Christian identity


  • Irma Fast Dueck Canadian Mennonite University


baptism, christian formation, christian identity

Author Biography

Irma Fast Dueck, Canadian Mennonite University

Irma Fast Dueck is associate professor of practical theology at Canadian Mennonite University and a member of Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is currently on sabbatical, writing a book on believers baptism. For more discussion of the ideas found in this article, see Irma Fast Dueck, “(Re)learning to Swim in Baptismal Waters: Contemporary Challenges in the Believers Church Tradition,” in New Perspectives in Believers Church Ecclesiology, edited by Abe Dueck, Helmut Harder, and Karl Koop (Winnipeg: CMU Press, 2010): 237–55.