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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95
Postcolonialism has greatly influenced biblical and theological criticism but has not yet entered the realm of church worship and practice. 'Christian Worship' brings the insights of postcolonial thinking to the rituals of religious life. The book critically analyses liturgical theology through the lens of postcolonialism and explores the challenges... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47
In Christian Symbol and Ritual , Bernard Cooke and Gary Macy offer an accessible and engaging introduction to the topic written from a non-denominational perspective. Cooke and Macy demonstrate that celebration, ritual, and symbol are already central to our lives, even though most do not see their actions as symbolic or ritualistic. They connect central... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 63.00
In one form or another, the Trisagion, ?Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory?, entered Jewish and Christian liturgy from Isaiah?s account in Isaiah 6. Before that happened, however, it is likely that it went through a significant change of meaning. Drawing on material that was familiar to him the prophet... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 49.95
Mapping uncharted territory in the study of liturgy's past, this book offers a history to contemporary questions around gender and liturgical life. Teresa Berger looks at liturgy's past through the lens of gender history, understood as attending not only to the historically prominent binary of "men" and "women" but to all gender identities, including... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 24.95
Ceremony as therapy Formal ceremonies seem to be universal in human experience, addressing something very deep and basic in the human psyche. They tap into that vast subconscious reservoir of wisdom and strength that every human being possesses. To these qualities ceremonies add their own understandings of life and of God. They emphasize the presence... more...
- Fortress Press 2015; US$ 28.99
The Church in Act explores the dynamics of ecclesial and liturgical theology, examining the body of Christ in action. Maxwell E. Johnson provides in this volume historical and doctrinal thinking on a diversity of liturgical subjects under the umbrella of Lutheran liturgical theology in ecumenical conversation. From baptismal spirituality to Eucharistic... more...
- Fortress Press 2015; US$ 38.99
Upending a longstanding consensus, Bruce W. Longenecker presents a wide variety of material artifacts to illustrate that Christians made use of the cross as a visual symbol of their faith long before Constantine appropriated it to consolidate his power in the fourth century. Constantine did not invent the cross as a symbol of Christian faith; for... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1991; US$ 235.00
This is a study of the social construction and the impression management of the public forms of worship of Catholicism and Anglicanism. Interest centres on the dilemmas of the liturgical actors in handling a transaction riddled with ambiguities and potential misunderstandings. The study is an innovative effort to link sociology to theology in a way... more...