Liturgy in a Postmodern World
Taken from a conference organised by the author, these papers consider what role liturgy must play in confronting new sociological realities, how liturgy can assist in the dialogue with an expanding Islam and how does the church welcome back the...
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Taken from a conference organised by the author, these papers consider what role liturgy must play in confronting new sociological realities, how liturgy can assist in the dialogue with an expanding Islam and how does the church welcome back the divorced and remarried living on the fringes of church life.
Liturgy in a Post-Modern World grapples with the future of liturgy at a time of exceptional uncertainty in the Christian Churches. In the summer of 2002 a conference in Rome met to look at liturgical renewal and this book is the result. Cardinal Danneels set the tone of the conference and thus of the book. After evaluating the liturgical reforms of Vatican II, he tackles the problem of incomprehensibility in a world whose symbolic system has been lost. Includes a international scholars such as Timothy Radcliffe OP, Robert F. Taft SJ, Peter C. Phan, Francisco F. Claver SJ and is edited by Keith Pecklers SJ. An Anglican perspective is contributed by Canon Donald Gray.
'Liturgy in a Post-Modern World' will be essential reading for anyone concerned with the future of liturgy.
Donald Gray is Culbertson Chair Emeritus of English at Indiana University. He is the editor of the Norton Critical Editions of Alice in Wonderland and Pride and Prejudice and of the anthology Victorian Poetry. He has written extensively on Victorian poetry and fiction, popular journalism, and the history of literary publishing.
Keith F. Pecklers, SJ, is professor of liturgy at the Pontifical Gregorian University and professor of liturgical history at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in Rome. He is the author of the following titles published by Liturgical Press: Dynamic Equivalence: The Living Language of Christian Worship; The Unread Vision: The Liturgical Movement in the United States of America 1926-1955; Worship: A Primer in Christian Ritual; and editor of Liturgy for the New Millennium: A Commentary on the Revised Sacramentary. He is also the author of "Liturgy from Trent to Vatican II" included in the Handbo
Timothy Radcliffe was until recently Master of The Dominican Order. He is the winner of the 2007 Michael Ramsey prize for theological writing for his book What is the Point of Being a Christian? He lives in Oxford and most recently has authored Why God to Church?
- 1. Liturgy Forty Years After The Second Vatican Council: High Point Or Recession - Godfried Cardinal Daneels; 2. "lights! Camera! Worship!": The Cinema And Its Challenges To Roman Catholic; 3. Worship In Post-modernity - Richard Leonard, Sj; 4. Recovering Collective Memory In The Context Of Postmodernism - Wendelin Koster, Sj; 5. Liturgy In The Life And Mission Of The Society Of Jesus - Robert F. Taft, Sj; 6. Liturgical Inculturation: Unity In Diversity In The Postmodern Age - Peter C. Phan; 7. A Response To Peter Phan - Mark R. Francis, Csv; 8. The Zairean Rite: The Roman Missal For The Dioceses Of Zaire (congo) - Leon Ngoy Kalumba, Sj; 9. Questions On The Liturgy: The Case Of The Congolese (zairean) Rite - Jules Kipupu Kafuti, Sj. 10. Eucharist As Diakonia: From The Service Of Cult To The Service Of Charity - Cesare Giraudo, Sj; 11. The Sacramentality Of The Word - Timothy Radcliffe, Op; 12. The Liturgy Of The World: Ecumenical And Inter-religious Dialogue And Its Challenges For Christian Worship In The Postmodern Age - Francisco F. Claver, Sj; 13. On The Road To Liturgical Unity: An Anglican Response To Bishop Francisco Claver - Canon Donald Gray; 14. Liturgy In A Religiously Plural World: Muslim And Christian Worship In Dialogue - Daniel Madigan, Sj; 15. Conclusion.