Primary Sources of Liturgical Theology

Primary Sources of Liturgical Theology

Church, it can be understood as a form of liturgical theology. We noted that in the province of theology in liturgy, specific categories and dynamics from systematic and dogmatic theology are identified, analyzed, and interpreted.

Author: Dwight W. Vogel

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814662991

Category: Religion

Page: 388

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The voices of liturgical theology in the twentieth century are many and varied. Primary Sources of Liturgical Theology brings together in one volume the representative writings of scholars throughout the Euro-North American context whose insights have shaped our understanding of liturgy today. The selections in Primary Sources of Liturgical Theology are arranged around nine seminal questions which students of liturgical theology need to engage. Each selection is introduced and contextualized by another liturgical theologian. Through this first-hand encounter with primary sources readers will develop a sense of the broad range of writings available to them. Chapters are What Is Liturgical Theology?" "What Is Liturgy?" "How Can We 'Do' Liturgical Theology?" "How Are Theology and Liturgy Related?" "How Does Liturgy Embody Theological Themes?" "What Is the Theological Function of Liturgical Language and Ritual?" "What Is the Role of the Word in Liturgy?" "How Do Liturgical Theologians Engage Cultural Diversity?" "How Are Liturgy and Life Related?" Includes an alphabetical list of primary contributors and a chronological index of major entries by date of original publication. Contributors to Primary Sources of Liturgical Theology are Peter Brunner; Odo Casel, O.S.B.; Louis-Marie Chauvet; Anscar J. Chupungco, O.S.B.; Mary Collins, O.S.B.;Irenee Henri Dalmais, O.P.; Ruth C. Duck; Justo L. Gonzalez; Romano Guardini; Angelus A. Häussling, O.S.B.; Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P.; Lawrence A. Hoffman; Paul Waitman Hoon; Aidan Kavanagh,O.S.B.; Edward J. Kilmartin, S.J.; Gordon W. Lathrop; L. Edward Phillips; David N. Power, O.M.I.; Gail Ramshaw; Don E. Saliers; Alexander Schmemann; Robert F. Taft, S.J.; Harold Dean Trulear; Evelyn Underhill; Dwight W. Vogel; Jean Jacques von Allmen; Geoffrey Wainwright; and Joyce Ann Zimmerman, C.PP.S. Dwight W. Vogel is professor of theology and ministry and dean of the chapel at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary where he coordinates the doctoral program in liturgical studies.
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Liturgical Theology

Liturgical Theology

Yet it is only when the experience is reflected upon and made explicit that it can function effectively as a norm, that is, become liturgical theology. Here is where the theologian comes in. There is no reason that the teacher of Mrs.

Author: Simon Chan

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830827633

Category: Religion

Page: 209

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Evangelicals, Simon Chan argues, are confused about the meaning and purpose of the church in part because they have an inadequate understanding of Christian worship. He calls evangelicals to develop a theology of worship that is grounded in a theology of the church. He guides the reader through worship practices and their significance for theology, spirituality and the renewal of evangelicalism in the postmodern era.
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On Liturgical Theology

On Liturgical Theology

Two questions immediately plague one who sets off in search of liturgical theology. The first is the question, what is liturgy? The second is then, in that case, what is theology? Both liturgy and theology are highly equivocal terms ...

Author: Aidan Kavanagh

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814660270

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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Nearly everything that theologians write on liturgy, Father Kavanagh notes, is often called liturgical theology, although on closer examination such works appear to be either dogmatic theologies about the liturgy or systematic theologies making use of liturgical data. None truly reflects how liturgy shapes theology or is theology or even relates to theology. This work is Father Kavanagh's effort to substantiate the existence of a truly liturgical theology. It will raise almost as many questions as it answers, but it will also further insight into theology and liturgy as it assays their relationship.
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Liturgical Theology Revisited

Liturgical Theology Revisited

Luke: Artist and Theologian. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist, 1985. Kavanaugh, Aidan. On Liturgical Theology. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 1981. ———. The Shape of Baptism: The Rite of Christian Initiation. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 1991.

Author: Stephen Edmondson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625648358

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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Something happens at the eucharistic table. When Jesus' story meets Jesus' presence, Jesus happens there, and the hungry are fed. Christians' beliefs--that they believe and what they believe--are formed by Jesus happening. This book explores the theology inscribed on communities through their encounter with Jesus at the table. It begins with the theology of radical grace embodied in the invitation of everyone, baptized or not, to the table, and it addresses from this vantage the whole of the Christian life: the truth of Jesus, the work of the Spirit, the significance of baptism, and the integrity and mission of the church.
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Liturgical Theology as a Research Program

Liturgical Theology as a Research Program

(ii) What past evolutions have there been and what tendencies are there currently in the field of liturgical theology? (iii) What contents should liturgical theologians focus on? (iv) How can liturgical theologians engage in research?

Author: Joris Geldhof

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004426788

Category: Religion

Page: 134

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The fundamental intuition of this essay is that liturgical theology does not simply deal with Christian rituals, festivals and sacraments, but with the core of faith itself: God, world, the Christ event, tradition, Church, and redemption.
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Liturgical Theology after Schmemann

Liturgical Theology after Schmemann

It is generally recognized that “liturgical theology,” as a notion or a discipline, owes its existence to the great Orthodox theologian of the last century, Fr. Alexander Schmemann. Liturgical theology, as Fr. Alexander understood it, ...

Author: Brian A. Butcher

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823278282

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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While only rarely reflecting explicitly on liturgy, French philosopher Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) gave sustained attention to several themes pertinent to the interpretation of worship, including metaphor, narrative, subjectivity, and memory. Inspired by his well-known aphorism, “The symbol gives rise to thought,” Liturgical Theology after Schmemann offers an original exploration of the symbolic world of the Byzantine Rite , culminating in a Ricoeurian analysis of its Theophany “Great Blessing of Water.” . The book examines two fundamental questions: 1) what are the implications of the philosopher’s oeuvre for liturgical theology at large? And 2)how does the adoption of a Ricoeurian hermeneutic shape the study of a particular rite? Taking the seminal legacy of Orthodox theologian Alexander Schmemann (1921-1983) as its point of departure, Butcher contributes to the renewal of contemporary Eastern Christian thought and ritual practice by engaging a spectrum of current theological and philosophical conversations.
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The Meaning of Christian Liturgy

The Meaning of Christian Liturgy

tinguish between primary and secondary theology and ecclesiology. While Kavanagh discusses primary theology, what happens in the liturgy, it is the theology of the church that is in focus for Irwin, i.e., secondary theology.5 In my view ...

Author: Oloph Bexell

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467436267

Category: Religion

Page: 193

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The Church of Sweden is the largest Lutheran church body in the world, with 6.5 million members that represent about 70% of the Swedish population. The Meaning of Christian Liturgy illuminates and explains the changes that have occurred in the liturgy of the Church of Sweden from 1980 to 2000. In the process, this volume asks a number of questions of immense importance not only within Sweden but also for Christian churches in the English-speaking world, including: How does participation in a liturgy make clear what "church" is about? What does liturgical participation say about who or what God is and about the community's encounter with God? How have churches lived with the changes and renewals introduced in the twentieth century? How does the church building shape worshipers' ideas of God and of church? Contributors: Torbjörn Axner Oloph Bexell Sven-Erik Brodd, Gordon W. Lathrop Karin Oljelund Boel Hössjer Sundman Gunnar Weman
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T T Clark Companion to Liturgy

T T Clark Companion to Liturgy

claiming it is possible to derive a theology from liturgy, and by defining liturgical theology as reflection on the act of liturgy. In Holy Things: a Liturgical Theology, Gordon Lathrop begins with a series of questions that also point ...

Author: Alcuin Reid

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567665775

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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In the decades following the Second Vatican Council, Catholic liturgy became an area of considerable interest and debate, if not controversy, in the West. Mid-late 20th century liturgical scholarship, upon which the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council were predicated and implemented, no longer stands unquestioned. The liturgical and ecclesial springtime the reforms of Paul VI were expected to facilitate has failed to emerge, leaving many questions as to their wisdom and value. Quo vadis Catholic liturgy? This Companion brings together a variety of scholars who consider this question at the beginning of the 21st century in the light of advances in liturgical scholarship, decades of post-Vatican II experience and the critical re-examination in the West of the question of the liturgy promoted by Benedict XVI. The contributors, each eminent in their field, have distinct takes on how to answer this question, but each makes a significant contribution to contemporary debate, making this Companion an essential reference for the study of Western Catholic liturgy in history and in the light of contemporary scholarship and debate.
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The Study of Liturgy and Worship

The Study of Liturgy and Worship

theologians often been to adopt the adage as a principle; this has led to what Maxwell Johnson has called a 'lack of consensus in liturgical theology today' (Johnson, 1993, p. 203). Nevertheless, to take one example among many seeking ...

Author: Benjamin Gordon-Taylor

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814663356

Category: Religion

Page: 287

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This introductory book for students and general readers sheds fresh light on the study of liturgy and worship, reflecting important new directions in contemporary research. The contributors, who are at the forefront of teaching and research in the United Kingdom, United States, and Ireland and who represent a variety of denominations, offer multiple insights into a range of topics neglected by traditional approaches. The book is divided into themed sections, influenced by developments in scholarly methodologies in the social sciences, anthropology, philosophy, and linguistics, building on previous textual and historical foundations. Significantly, The Study of Liturgy and Worship has also taken inspiration from the growth of ecumenical dialogue and exchange in recent years. Academics have praised the book for “its accessibility and clarity”; “the personal tone and examples given by the authors”; “its easy adaptability to both an advanced undergraduate and master’s level usage”; “’inspired’ organization”; and how “it addresses the themes [of] my introductory course . . . [and my] advanced seminars with PhD students.”
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Key Theological Thinkers

Key Theological Thinkers

a certain development in the understanding of liturgical theology in his writings. In his earliest works, he positions liturgical theology as one theological discipline alongside other disciplines. In this connection, he compares ...

Author: Svein Rise

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317109266

Category: Religion

Page: 800

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The 20th and 21st Centuries have been characterized by theologians and philosophers rethinking theology and revitalizing the tradition. This unique anthology presents contributions from leading contemporary theologians - including Rowan Williams, Fergus Kerr, Aidan Nichols, G.R. Evans and Tracey Rowland - who offer portraits of over fifty key theological thinkers in the modern and postmodern era. Distinguished by its broad ecumenical perspective, this anthology spans arguably one of the most creative periods in the history of Christian theology and includes thinkers from all three Christian traditions: Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox. Each individual portrait in this anthology includes a biographical introduction, an overview of theological or philosophical writing, presentation of key thoughts, and contextual placing of the thinker within 20th Century religious discourse. Overview articles explore postmodern theology, radical orthodoxy, ecumenical theology, feminist theology, and liberation theology. A final section includes portraits of important thinkers who have influenced Christian thought from other fields, not least from Continental philosophy and literature.
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