The history of the words 'Baptism' and 'Christening'

When I began my PhD research, I wanted to investigate the history behind the words ‘baptism’ and ‘christenings’ and what the linguistic differences between churchgoers and non-churchgoers may tell us. Might we understand one another better if we understood one another’s language more clearly?

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The Revd. Sarah Lawrence PhD Student, University of Birmingham