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.

The Many Faces of Individualism

Author: Anton van Harskamp,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.

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.

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.

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.

Quakering Theology

Essays on Worship, Tradition and Christian Faith
Author: Dr David L Johns
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472408365
Category: Religion
Page: 182
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Quakers exist neither for themselves nor by themselves alone. Therefore, they ought not to construct Quaker theologies but rather quaker (verb) theology-to add their fingerprints to the larger conversation. David Johns contributes to a Quaker way of thinking theologically but also invites others to think through their denominational identities into a more expansive and ecumenical space. Placing contemporary Quaker thought in conversation with the wider theological tradition, Johns shows that Quakers have something important to contribute to the wider Christian family and he demonstrates how other groups may enter this conversation as well. Some themes explored may not spring immediately to mind as ‘Quaker themes’-the saints, C.S. Lewis, sacraments, ritual, and Shakespeare-but Johns argues these are precisely the kind of issues that require Quaker fingerprints-that require quakering.

Theology Shaped by Society

Sociological Theology
Author: Professor Robin Gill
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 140948372X
Category: Religion
Page: 226
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Theology Shaped by Society argues that the sociology of knowledge can make an important contribution to theology. Part I argues that theology can be seen as a 'socially constructed reality' that is sometimes dangerously related to power but, at other times, that is a positively engaged discipline taking the risk of being shaped by particular societies and cultures. From this second perspective theology is seen properly as a thoroughly relational discipline, as itself a social system. Part II examines mission shaped by society and maps this in practical terms by examining recent, and surprising, religious trends in York. Part III shows how music can imaginatively shape theology and reveal unexpected resonances. Over the last 30 years a number of theologians have been using aspects of sociology alongside the more traditional resources of philosophy. In turn, sociologists with an interest in theology have also contributed to an interaction between theology and sociology. The time is right to revisit the dialogue between theologians and sociologists. In his new trilogy on Sociological Theology, Robin Gill makes a renewed contribution to the mapping of three abiding ways of relating theology and sociology, with the three volumes covering: Theology in a Social Context; Theology Shaped by Society; and Society Shaped by 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."

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.

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.

Heaven and Earth in Little Space

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

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.

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Arts & humanities
Author: Institute for Scientific Information
Publisher: N.A
Category: Arts
Page: N.A
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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Religion in a Post-Secular Society
Author: Stefanie Knauss,Alexander D. Ornella
Publisher: Lit Verlag
Category: Religion
Page: 286
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"From Once Upon a Time in the West to Moulin Rouge, fromGhanaian video-movies to Japanese Manga, from Christian symbolismin advertising to the mythic significance of female messiahfigures, from the relationship of the arts and theology to the role of theaudience in the meaningmaking process, the book provides a feast foranyone wanting to explore the interconnectivity of religion, mediaand society" -Robert Johnston, Fuller Theological Seminary

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.