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Worship

Confirmation

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Richard Osmer's Confirmation provides a comprehensive discussion of the particularities of the Protestant experience of confirmation by examining Presbyterian, Episcopal, Lutheran, and Methodist practices. Osmer explains the need for a renewed understanding of confirmation in the Presbyterian Church and proposes a two-step process of confirmation that addresses concerns unique to two developmental transitions: from preteen to adolescence and from adolescence to adulthood.

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9780664500009
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1996-02-01
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Confirmation: The Baby In Solo

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9780809133703
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1993-01-01
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Congregational Music-Making and Community in a Mediated Age (Revised)

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9781138569010
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2017-09-06
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Connections: A Lectionary Commentary for Preaching and Worship: Year C, Volume 1: Advent through Epiphany

$45.00

Designed to empower preachers as they lead their congregations to connect their lives to Scripture, Connections features a broad set of interpretive tools that provide commentary and worship aids on the Revised Common Lectionary.

For each worship day within the three-year lectionary cycle, the commentaries in Connections link the individual lection reading with Scripture as a whole as well as to the larger world. In addition, Connections places each Psalm reading in conversation with the other lections for the day to highlight the themes of the liturgical season. Finally, sidebars offer additional connections to Scripture for each Sunday or worship day.

This nine-volume series is a practical, constructive, and valuable resource for preachers who seek to help congregations connect more closely with Scripture.

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9780664262433
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2018-09-25
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Console One Another

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Attentive to special circumstances surrounding the deaths of children, accidental deaths, AIDS-related deaths, suicides, and death after a long illness, Console One Another describes dynamic and healing ways for the sensitive parish community to minister to the bereaved in their midst. This commentary on the new Order of Christian Funerals fulfills the ritual's vision for including the bereaved in the Church's response to their loss and grief.
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9781556126000
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1993-07-01
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Conversation Over Bread and Wine

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No occasion offers greater opportunity or a more imposing challenge for communicating the gospel than Holy Communion. The sacrament itself takes one to the very heart of the Christian faith. What a pastor says to congregants who come to share the Eucharist ought to focus on the central realities of Christian truth. And it needs to be said succinctly!

Scripture records numerous conversations Jesus held around the dinner table: with Matthew and Zacchaeus; in Simon the Pharisee's home; meals shared with his special friends Mary, Martha, and Lazarus. Well known are his feeding of the multitude with the loaves and fish and his Last Supper with the disciples. For Jesus mealtime was uniquely an occasion for God's truth to be shared and for significant decision-making to take place.

This book offers messages that provide themes, ideas, and illustrations appropriate for Holy Communion that pastors and lay persons will find helpful.

Speaking out of the heart of the Christian faith and from the insights of a successful pastor; Robert Stanley has given us a most helpful resource. Here is a conversation starter for adult study groups, a book for quiet reading by any searching Christian, and a model for pastors on how to enrich the communion service.
Bishop David I. Lawson

Conversations Over Bread And Wine is an inspiring and amazingly useful guide for everyone who wants to be serious about his or her spiritual journey... This is an excellent book! Rev. DeWane Zimmerman

Robert A. Stanley has over a 40-year period been the pastor of churches throughout California and Arizona. He served for six years as United Methodist Superintendent of the Tucson District. He is a graduate of Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, from which he received the Master of Divinity degree.

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9780788011474
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1998-01-01
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Creating Uncommon Worship: Transforming the Liturgy of the Eucharist

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Creating Uncommon Worship is a groundbreaking resource that seeks to transform the way worship is conducted and experienced. Offering helpful suggestions on how to avoid the common problem of restricting liturgy to words being spoken in the front of the church, Creating Uncommon Worship is filled with ideas on how to enrich the liturgy by creating a context of action, movement, and symbolic expression involving the whole assembly. Creating Uncommon Worship is an essential theological companion that not only provides instruction and inspiration for the clergy and worship leaders, but also fully engages the laity in creating nurturing and challenging worship.

The Reverend Richard Giles is the author of the best-selling Re-pitching the Tent, a guide to reordering the church building. Previously the Anglican vicar of an inner-city parish in Huddersfield, United Kingdom, he was appointed Dean of Philadelphia with the task of reordering the cathedral church in that city.

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9780814615188
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2005-01-01
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Cross and Creation in Christian Liturgy and Art

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In The Cross and Creation in Christian Liturgy and Art Christopher Irvine explores how the cross can be read and understood by exploring its place and function in the architectural setting of Christian worship, in the artwork that is placed there, and in rituals and worship texts. Thus, Irvine recovers the links between the cross and creation and relates the baptismal covenant to a commitment to care for creation. Readers will begin to see how Christ's sacrifice is related both to the Eucharist and to the natural world as God's creation.Clergy and laity who are particularly interested in worship and art will find this book, which includes a four-color section, very helpful. Irvine encourages readers to see worship as a fitting response to the Christian vision of life flourishing in paradise.
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9780814663059
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2013-08-01
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Cult & Controversy

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Nathan Mitchell has written this book to enrich the Church's understanding of the many theologies and popular customs that have attached themselves to the eucharist over the last two thousand years.
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9780814660508
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1990-01-01
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Daily Office Readings: Year 2, vol 1

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Lectionary texts for reading the daily office using the Revised Standard Version translation of the Bible.
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9780898696738
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2000-01-01
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Daily Office Readings: Year 2, vol 2

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Lectionary texts for reading the daily office using the Revised Standard Version translation of the Bible.
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9780898696745
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2000-01-01
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Dining in the Kingdom of God

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Make connections between the eucharist, the gospel and the worshiping assembly by exploring the meals recounted in Luke's gospel.
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9781568540221
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1994-07-01
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Disappearing Christ: Secularism in the Silent Era

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At the turn of the twentieth century, American popular culture was booming with opportunities to see Jesus Christ. From the modernized eyewitness gospel of Ben-Hur to the widely circulated passion play films of Edison, Lumière, and Pathé; from D. W. Griffith's conjuration of a spectral white savior in Birth of a Nation to W. E. B. Du Bois's "Black Christ" story cycle, Jesus was constantly and inventively visualized across media, and especially in the new medium of film. Why, in an era traditionally defined by the triumph of secular ideologies and institutions, were so many artists rushing to film Christ's miracles and use his story and image to contextualize their experiences of modernity?

In The Disappearing Christ, Phillip Maciak examines filmic depictions of Jesus to argue that cinema developed as a model technology of secularism, training viewers for belief in a secular age. Negotiating between the magic trick and the documentary image, the conflicting impulses of faith and skepticism, the emerging aesthetic of film in this period visualized the fraught process of secularization. Cinematic depictions of an appearing and disappearing Christ became a powerful vehicle for Americans to navigate a rapidly modernizing society. Studying these films alongside a multimedia, interdisciplinary archive of novels, photographs, illustrations, and works of theology, travel writing, and historiography, The Disappearing Christ offers a new narrative of American cultural history at the intersection of cinema studies and religious studies.

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9780231187091
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2019-08-27
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Doing Documentary Work

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In this thought-provoking volume, the renowned child psychiatrist Robert Coles, author of The Children of Crisis series, offers a penetrating look into the nature of documentary work. Utilizing the documentaries of writers, photographers, and filmmakers, Coles shows how their prose and pictures are influenced by the observers' frame of reference: their social and educational background, personal morals, and political beliefs. He discusses literary documentaries: James Agee's searching portrait of Depression-era tenant farmers, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, and George Orwell's passionate description of England's coal miners, The Road to Wigan Pier. Like many documentarians, Coles argues, Agee and Orwell did not try to be objective, but instead showered praise on the "noble" poor and contempt on the more privileged classes (including themselves) for "exploiting" these workers. Documentary photographs can be equally revealing about the observer. Coles demonstrates how famous photographers such as Walker Evans and Dorthea Lange edited and cropped their pictures to produce a desired effect. Even the shield of the camera could not hide the presence of the photographer. Coles also illuminates his points through his personal portraits of William Carlos Williams; Robert Moses, one of the leaders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the 1960s; Erik H. Erikson, biographer of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther; and others. Documentary work, Coles concludes, is a narrative constructed by the observer and is meant not only to represent "reality" but inevitably to interpret it.
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9780195124958
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1998-11-19
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Dome of the Rock

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The Dome of the Rock, the beautiful Muslim shrine in the walled Old City of Jerusalem, was fully restored to its original state in the last half-century. Thus, this structure, sited on the third holiest spot on earth for Muslims, is at once a product of the seventh century and almost entirely the work of our own times--a paradox in keeping with the complexities and contradictions of history and religion, architecture and ideology that define this site.

This book tells the story of the Dome of the Rock, from the first fateful decades of its creation--on the esplanade built in the fourth decade B.C.E. for the Second Jewish Temple--to its engulfment in the clashes of the Crusades and the short-lived Christianization of all of Jerusalem, to its modern acquisition of different and potent meanings for Muslim, Christian, and Jewish cultures.

Oleg Grabar's presentation combines what we know of the building with the views of past observers and with the broader historical, cultural, and aesthetic implications of the monument. Primarily it is as a work of art that the Dome of the Rock stands out from these pages, understood for the quality that allows it to transcend the constrictions of period and perhaps even those of faith and culture. Finally, Grabar grapples with the question this monumental work of art so eloquently poses: whether the pious requirements of a specific community can be reconciled with universal aesthetic values.

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9780674023130
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2006-10-30
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Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture: Fourth Edition (Revised)

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By now a classic, it presents in a single volume a coherent overall view of the history and the changing character of Early Christian and Byzantine architecture, from Rome and Milan to North Africa, from Constantinople to Greece and the Balkans, and from Egypt and Jerusalem to the villages and monasteries of Syria, Asia Minor, Armenia, and Mesopotamia.
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9780300052947
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1992-11-25
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Easter Services Sermons & Prayers

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Based on the Revised Common Lectionary and broadly ecumenical, this addition to the Just In Time! series provides creative liturgies, sermon helps, and prayers for Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday, and the 40 days of Easter.
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9780687646326
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2007-10-01
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Ecumenism of Beauty

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A landmark book on the role of visual arts, beauty and aesthetics in ecumenical exchange.

For the 500th Commemoration Year of the Reformation


In a visual age, this book shares the belief that beauty and art can bridge differences. Essays from catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and Protestant artists, scholars, clergy and theologians explore beauty as a means to unify the body of Christ. The occasion of the Reformation commemoration year offers a time to reflect on the rich artistic heritage shared by all Christians and an opportunity to learn from other traditions.

"The Ecumenism of Beauty is a call to the church to again embrace the arts in service to its liturgy and mission." --Sandra Bowden, Collector, Curator and Past President of Christians in the Visual Arts

Essays include Calvin and the Visual Arts: The Aesthetics of Soli Deo Gloria, The Artist as Contemplative, and Art and the Liturgy.

Contributors to this book include:
Timothy Verdon, Editor -- Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Director (Florence, Italy)
William Dyrness -- Fuller Theological Seminary, Professor of Theology
Jerome Cottin -- University of Strasbourg, Professor of Practical Theology
Susan S. Kanaga
Filippo Rossi
Martin Shannon

Released during the 500th commemoration year of the Reformation, this publication is part of a larger symposium in 2017, The Arts and Ecumenism -- What Theology Risks in Artistic Creation, with academic presentations in Paris, Strasbourg, and Florence, and an art exhibit at Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence, Italy. The symposium also includes panel discussions and sessions at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music in New Haven and in Orleans, MA. The symposium is promoted by Catholic and Protestant schools of theology together with Mount Tabor Centre for Art and Spirituality, Barga, Italy and Orleans, MA. The authors of this book are Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and Protestant artists, scholars, and clergy who will take part in this symposium.

The work of contributors Susan S. Kanaga and Filippo Rossi is currently on display at the Grande Museo del Duomo in Florence, Italy. For more information visit artsandecumenism.org.

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9781612619248
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2017-04-25
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Embodied Liturgy: Lessons in Christian Ritual

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Embodied Liturgy marks a return to the body in thinking about Christian liturgy and sacramental practice. With the body as a primary focus, the volume explores the crucial content of liturgical theology, examining the offices of prayer, the churchs liturgical calendar, sacraments and sacramental theology, word and sacramental liturgy, ritual studies, music and art, and cultural issues. The body as the matrix of liturgy opens space for understanding liturgy and sacramental practice across cultural perspectives for students and liturgical practitioners, giving fresh voice to the practice of worship.
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9781451496277
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2016-05-31
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Encyclopedia of Women in Religious Art

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The "Theology in Dialogue" Series explores the relationship between theology and different, secular academic disciplines which appear within the degree programs of colleges and universities. Each volume begins with a chapter and a reply, providing a thoughtful justification for the interaction of theology and the particular subject. This is followed by a theoretical analysis of this interaction, and a range of case studies illustrating the situation in the classroom.

"English Literature, Theology and the Curriculum" explores the nature and authority of religious writings and their influence on secular literature. What makes it distinctive is the manner in which it investigates the textual dynamic between the two disciplines by combining both theory and case study in a single collection of writings. It discusses interdisciplinary dialogue, offers case studies on literature and theology from Anglo-Saxon verse to the twentieth-century novel, and looks at curriculum considerations. The eminence and breadth of the contributors is outstanding.

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9780826409157
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1996-11-01
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ENRICHING OUR MUSIC 1 - CANTICLES AND SE TTINGS FOR THE EUCHARIST

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This is the first of two collections from the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music of additional service music for the church with eleven settings for the eucharist and two settings each of Canticles A-K from Enriching Our Worship 1.

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9780898694185
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2003-05-01
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ENRICHING OUR MUSIC 2: MORE CANTICLES AN D SETTINGS FOR EUCHARIST

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This second volume of canticles and settings for the eucharist contains music for the remaining new canticles found in "Enriching Our Worship 1" and more compositions for the eucharist by a wide variety of composers. The varied styles will satisfy many tastes and worship needs.
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9780898694444
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2000-01-01
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Enriching Our Worship 1: Morning and Evening Prayer, the Great Litany, and the Holy Eucharist

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This is the new edition of Supplemental Liturgical Materials. New materials include seventeen additional canticles taken from the Old Testament, the Apocrypha, the New Testament, Anselm of Canterbury, and Julian of Norwich. There are also additions and changes to the previously published supplemental materials including a third Eucharistic Prayer. (88 pp)
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9780898692754
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2000-01-01
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Eternity Today, vol 2: On the Liturgical Year-Sunday, Lent, the 3 Days, the East

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According to Dom Gregory Dix, the basic shape of the Christian liturgy has remained the same "ever since thirteen men met for supper in an upper room at Jerusalem" some two thousand years ago. According to Martin Connell, the same cannot be said for the liturgical year. The Triduum, or three days of Easter, only emerged in the fourth century. So, too, did Christmas. Earlier, Epiphany was the birthday of the Savior. Although a pre-Easter fast of variable length was observed since earliest times, the precise Forty Day span only appeared, once again, in the fourth century. And that foundational fourth century also saw the beginnings of the observance of Advent, which actually took centuries to catch on. As Connell demonstrates in this fascinating book, the varieties of Christian observance emerged in local communities stretching from Gaul to India and were often born in the struggles that were define orthodoxy and heresy.


Eternity Today is a vade mecum for anyone who wishes to observe the liturgical year with intelligent devotion. Throughout, Connell aims to recover the theology and spirituality of the Christian year. As an aid to reflection, he incorporates numerous selections of contemporary poetry, thereby demonstrating how secular poets can often hit upon a point that finds its echo in Christian life and ritual.


Eternity Today: The Liturgical Year, Volume 2 covers Sunday, the Triduum, adn teh Fifty Days of Easter





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9780826418739
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2006-12-22
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Eucharist as Meaning: Critical Metaphysics and Contemporary Sacramental Theology

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This study moves beyond postmodern trends in Catholic eucharistic theology by exploring the works of Bernard Lonergan and Louis-Marie Chauvet: "Having learned from both Chauvet's critique of metaphysics and Lonergan's development of a critical metaphysics, we hope to offer a fruitful understanding of traditional eucharistic doctrines that is able to respond to some contemporary problems and shed some light on the great mystery that stands at the center of Christian worship" (from the introduction). Postmodern theologians have been critical of using metaphysics to interpret the presence of Christ in the Eucharist, liturgical sacrifice, and sacramental causality, preferring instead a symbolic approach. Lonergan's critical metaphysics, however, offers an account of knowing and being that resists attempts to pit metaphysics against the symbolic and moves sacramental theology into the real world of meaning. The result is a theology of the Eucharist grounded in tradition that speaks to today's believers.
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9780814682210
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2014-06-01
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