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From: "Jim Henley" <jlhenley@erols.com>
Subject: RE: (urth) Re: Baptism vs. Resurrection
Date: Sat, 6 Nov 1999 11:18:37 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: urth-errors@lists.best.com [mailto:urth-errors@lists.best.com]On
> Behalf Of Carlos Martinho
> Thanks for the impressive amount of info & insight! I
> read the books almost an year ago, and I didn't
> remmembered all the death-sybbols at the Gyoll
> submersion -- I was mostly guessing when I wrote about
> the baptism. Anyway, now I really believe that both
> symbols (resurrection and baptism) are entangled in
> the Gyoll episode. After all, Severian's "public
> career" begins after the submersion, just as Jesus's...

Doesn't "immersive" baptism always represent death and rebirth? The old
self drowns and the new, sanctified self rises. Except ye be born again ye
shall not enter . . . and all that.



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