Godparent

Godparent

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A godparent, in many denominations of Christianity, is someone who sponsors a child's baptism. A male godparent is a godfather, and a female godparent is a godmother. The child is a godchild (godson, goddaughter).By the 5th century, male sponsors were referred to as "spiritual fathers," and by the end of the 6th century, they were being noted to as "compaters" and "commaters," suggesting that these were being seen as spiritual co-parents.cite_ref-5[6] This pattern was marked by the creation of legal barriers to marriage that paralleled those for other forms of kin. A decree of Justinian, dated to 530, outlawed marriage between a godfather and his goddaughter, and these barriers continued to multiply until the 11th century, forbidding marriage between natural and spiritual parents, or those directly related to them.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Plor
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135625500
  • 9786135625509