The Study of Liturgy and Worship

The Study of Liturgy and Worship

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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 a€œits accessibility and claritya€; a€œthe personal tone and examples given by the authorsa€; a€œits easy adaptability to both an advanced undergraduate and mastera€™s level usagea€; a€œa€™inspireda€™ organizationa€; and how a€œit addresses the themes [of] my introductory course . . . [and my] advanced seminars with PhD students.a€It provides a structure for Sunday services, for daily prayer and for services of an occasional naturea#39; (CW, 2000, p. ... Sample service orders give an indication of the variety of contexts within which A Service of the Word can be used, elaboratedanbsp;...

Title:The Study of Liturgy and Worship
Author: Benjamin Gordon-Taylor, Juliette Day
Publisher:Liturgical Press - 2016-12-12

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