Sociology and Liturgy

Re-presentations of the Holy
Author: K. Flanagan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230375383
Category: Social Science
Page: 411
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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 that serves to focus on an issue of social praxis.

Building the Modern Church

Roman Catholic Church Architecture in Britain, 1955 to 1975
Author: Dr Robert Proctor
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409449157
Category: Architecture
Page: 356
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The author examines changing conceptions of tradition and modernity, and the development of a modern church architecture that drew from the ideas of the liturgical movement. Based on meticulous historical research in primary sources, theoretically informed, fully referenced, and thoroughly illustrated, this book will be of interest to anyone concerned with the church architecture, art and theology of this period.

Theology in the Public Square

Church, Academy, and Nation
Author: Gavin D'Costa
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470775467
Category: Religion
Page: 264
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This imaginative study rethinks the nature of theology and its role in universities. The author sketches out a fascinating project using examples from US and UK institutions, whereby theology becomes a transformative force within universities. Imagines what a Christian university, in which all disciplines have been theologized, would look like. Feeds into discussions about the religious identity of denominationally-linked colleges and universities. Forms part of a wider attempt to imagine a vital public role for theology that enables it to serve both the Church and the wider community.

The Many Faces of Individualism

Author: A. W. Musschenga
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
ISBN: 9789042909540
Category: Philosophy
Page: 281
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Arguments about the definition, the moral and social significance of the concepts of individualism and individualisation are addressed in this collection of essays.

Worship as Meaning

A Liturgical Theology for Late Modernity
Author: Graham Hughes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521535571
Category: Philosophy
Page: 330
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An examination of Christian worship within the context of modern theories of meaning.

Sociological Noir

Irruptions and the Darkness of Modernity
Author: Kieran Flanagan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315463636
Category: Social Science
Page: 362
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Contrary to secular claims regarding the expulsion of religion, modernity does in fact produce unprecedented forms whose understanding re-casts the relationships between sociology and theology. This book explores ‘irruptions’ which disturb modernity from without: fragments or deposits of history that have spectral – or ‘noir’ – properties, whether ruins, collective memories, or the dark Gothic or the Satanic as manifested in culture. The study investigates what irrupts from these depths to unsettle our understanding of modernity so as to reveal its theological roots. A ground-breaking and extensive work, Sociological Noir explores literature, history and theology to re-cast the sociological imagination in ways that inspire reflection on new configurations in modernity. As such, it will have wide-spread appeal to sociologists and social theorists with interests in religion, theology and debates on postsecularism and culture.

Seen and Unseen

Visual Culture, Sociology and Theology
Author: K. Flanagan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230502385
Category: Social Science
Page: 251
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This lively and highly original study explores the link between visual culture and religion in terms of tales, memory and character. It draws out the sociological implications of handling the virtual and virtue in ways of seeing. Using Simmel's approach to religiosity in his third study of sociology in theology, Flanagan explores how spectacle is to be understood in ways that yield trust. The study will be invaluable for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on visual culture, sociology of religion and theology.

The Liturgy Of The Medieval Church

Author: E. Ann Matter,Thomas J. Heffernan
Publisher: Western Michigan Univ Medieval
ISBN: 9781580440912
Category: Religion
Page: 714
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This volume seeks to address the needs of teachers and advanced students who are preparing classes on the Middle Ages or who find themselves confounded in their studies by reference to the various liturgies that were fundamental to the lives of medieval peoples. In a series of essays, scholars of the liturgy examine "The Shape of the Liturgical Year," "Particular Liturgies," "The Physical Setting of the Liturgy," "The Liturgy and Books," and "Liturgy and the Arts." A concluding essay, which originated in notes left behind by the late C. Clifford Flanigan, seeks to open the field, to examine "liturgy" within the larger and more inclusive category of "ritual."

Heaven and Earth in Little Space

The Re-Enchantment of Liturgy
Author: Andrew Burnham
Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich
Category: Religion
Page: 228
View: 1989

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This significant book asks whether the widespread falling away of the appeal of religious worship is connected with the simplification of liturgical practice over recent decades. Has a well-meant policy of making the language and style of worship more accessible resulted in a loss of the sense of mystery - and has this accelerated the decline? The author, who was involved with the development of Common Worship, explores the wider Catholic and Orthodox traditions where nothing like the reforms that have happened within Anglicanism have taken place. Five centuries of change in the Anglican tradition are surveyed, the altered rhythm of the liturgical year, the decline in singing, the rise of the modern worship song - and much more in an attempt to define what renewal of the liturgy for today's church might look like and how re-enchantment would work in practice.

The Enchantment of Sociology

A Study of Theology and Culture
Author: Kieran Flanagan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780333751978
Category: Christian sociology
Page: 293
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A study of the link between theology and culture from a sociological perspective, this book addresses the issue of the pursuit of enchantment in the context of postmodernity. Sociology is applied to sociology itself to discern its own domestic response to theological readings of culture. A reading of Simmel, Bourdieu and Weber in relation to the Swiss Catholic theologian, Hans Urs von Balthasar, produces a controversial critique of assumptions regarding religious belief in the context of debates on secularisation and postmodernity.

A Sociological Analysis of the Theology of Quakers

The Silent Revolution
Author: Pink Dandelion
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 9780773488076
Category: Religion
Page: 417
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This text represents a major sociological investigation into present day Quakerism in Britain. Its main focus is how belief has become individuated within the group and the consequences of this postmodern condition. It is argued that Quakers in Britain have become post-Christian, and that unity and cohesion are provided by adherence to a behavioural creed, that a liberal belief culture operates alongside a conservative and confromist culture. The relationship between these two aspects of the Quaker double-culture is explored, as is the way aspects of the behavioural creed, especially the sacralization of silence, have accommodated and promoted a paradigmatic shift in the nature of Quaker theology in the last 30 years, a silent revolution. The study examines alternative ways in which membership of a group can be constructed, how apparently contradictory sets of values can be accommodated within a single culture, how liberalism can be both promoted and constrained simultaneously and how organizational change can occur without any explicit or common agreement over the nature of change.

Virtue Ethics and Sociology

Issues of Modernity and Religion
Author: Kieran Flanagan,Peter C. Jupp
Publisher: Palgrave Schol, Print UK
Category: Religion
Page: 267
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This collection of 13 specially commissioned essays expands a new intellectual terrain for sociology: virtue ethics. Using a variety of religious perspectives, of Catholicism, Protestantism, Hinduism, Quakerism, with considerations of Islam and the New Age, this engaged and topical collection deals with properties of virtue in relation to the person, celibacy, hope, the apocalypse, mourning, and moral ambiguity. It also treats the concept of virtue in response to MacIntyre, Bauman, Weber, Durkheim, and Giddens. It seeks to move sociology past disabling effects of postmodernity.

Bauman's Challenge

Sociological Issues for the 21st Century
Author: Mark E Davis,Keith Tester
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Category: Philosophy
Page: 213
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This unique and original collection by internationally renowned scholars uses critical engagements with Baumans sociology to identify and better understand the challenges that face globalized human societies at the start of the twenty-first century.

Theology and Sociology

A Reader
Author: Robin Gill
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780304338399
Category: Religion
Page: 516
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Comprising 36 extracts, each prefaced by a short explanation, this text begins by providing an overview of the relationships between theology and sociology, and identifying the ways sociology has been used to inform theology, particularly biblical studies and applied theology.

Transforming Catholicism

liturgical change in the Vatican II church
Author: David R. Maines,Michael J. McCallion
Publisher: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 152
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The book is among the first social scientific studies of liturgical change in the Catholic church. The analysis is guided by a consistent theory of policy implementation, and it uses first-hand empirical data to ground its assesment and conclusions.