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The Blessing of Waters and Epiphany: The Eastern Liturgical Tradition

The Blessing of Waters and Epiphany: The Eastern Liturgical Tradition

1st Edition

Nicholas E. Denysenko
July 28, 2017

This book examines the historical development of the blessing of waters and its theology in the East, with an emphasis on the Byzantine tradition. Exploring how Eastern Christians have sought these waters as a source of healing, purification, and communion with God, Denysenko unpacks their...

Death Liturgy and Ritual: Volume II: A Commentary on Liturgical Texts

Death Liturgy and Ritual: Volume II: A Commentary on Liturgical Texts

1st Edition

Paul P.J. Sheppy
July 05, 2017

Death Liturgy and Ritual is a two-volume study of Christian funerary theology and practice, presenting an invaluable account of funeral rites and the central issues involved for compilers and users. Paul Sheppy writes from direct experience of conducting funerals and of drafting liturgical...

@ Worship: Liturgical Practices in Digital Worlds

@ Worship: Liturgical Practices in Digital Worlds

1st Edition

Teresa Berger
June 30, 2017

A host of both very old and entirely new liturgical practices have arisen in digital mediation, from the live-streaming of worship services and "pray-as-you-go" apps, to digital prayer chapels, virtual choirs and online pilgrimages. Cyberspace now even hosts communities of faith that exist entirely...

Towards Liturgies that Reconcile: Race and Ritual among African-American and European-American Protestants

Towards Liturgies that Reconcile: Race and Ritual among African-American and European-American Protestants

1st Edition

Scott Haldeman
December 05, 2016

Towards Liturgies that Reconcile reflects upon Christian worship as it is shaped, and mis-shaped, by human prejudice, specifically by racism. African Americans and European Americans have lived together for 400 years on the continent of North America, but they have done so as slave and master,...

Richard Baxter's Reformed Liturgy: A Puritan Alternative to the Book of Common Prayer

Richard Baxter's Reformed Liturgy: A Puritan Alternative to the Book of Common Prayer

1st Edition

Glen J. Segger
November 28, 2016

The English Civil War and its aftermath was a time of human devastation, political uncertainty and religious instability. Amid the turmoil of those times, however, the Church of England also saw intense liturgical inventiveness. The Directory for Public Worship, Jeremy Taylor's Communion Office,...

Suffering in Worship: Anglican Liturgy in Relation to Stories of Suffering People

Suffering in Worship: Anglican Liturgy in Relation to Stories of Suffering People

1st Edition

Armand Léon van Ommen
November 16, 2016

How does the universal experience of suffering relate to the experience of worship? Questioning how Anglican liturgy welcomes people who are suffering, Suffering in Worship uniquely applies a narrative–ritual model for the analysis of both the liturgical text and worship services themselves. In...

Christian Inculturation in India

Christian Inculturation in India

1st Edition

Paul M. Collins
November 11, 2016

Drawing together international and Indian sources, and new research on the ground in South India, this book presents a unique examination of the inculturation of Christian Worship in India. Paul M. Collins examines the imperatives underlying the processes of inculturation - the dynamic relationship...

Anglican Confirmation: 1662-1820

Anglican Confirmation: 1662-1820

1st Edition

Phillip Tovey
October 19, 2016

Confirmation was an important part of the life of the eighteenth-century church which consumed a significant part of the time of bishops, of clergy in their preparation of candidates, and of the candidates themselves in terms of a transition in their Christian life. Yet it has been almost entirely...

The Theory and Practice of Extended Communion

The Theory and Practice of Extended Communion

1st Edition

Phillip Tovey
September 09, 2016

Three churches have recently produced liturgies for 'extended communion'. This is the distribution of previously consecrated elements at a public service by lay people or a deacon in the absence of a priest. This development began in the Roman Catholic Church with the Vatican 'Directory on Sunday...

Eucharist Shaping and Hebert’s Liturgy and Society: Church, Mission and Personhood

Eucharist Shaping and Hebert’s Liturgy and Society: Church, Mission and Personhood

1st Edition

Andrew Bishop
April 15, 2016

The contemporary Church of England is wrestling with issues around the relationship between its worship and mission and relating both to wider society. Much of this hinges on an understanding of the nature of the Church. Gabriel Hebert's seminal book Liturgy and Society (1935) took as its subtitle,...

Evangelicals, Worship and Participation: Taking a Twenty-First Century Reading

Evangelicals, Worship and Participation: Taking a Twenty-First Century Reading

1st Edition

Alan Rathe
October 28, 2014

In discussions of worship, the term ’participation’ covers a lot of ground. It refers not only to concrete acts in gathered liturgy, but also to some of the loftiest claims of Christian theology. In this book, Alan Rathe probes the ways in which North American evangelicals have in recent years...

The Rite of Christian Initiation: Adult Rituals and Roman Catholic Ecclesiology

The Rite of Christian Initiation: Adult Rituals and Roman Catholic Ecclesiology

1st Edition

Peter McGrail
August 28, 2013

In the wake of recent papal legislation, the various liturgies of the Roman Rite may today be celebrated in either their post-Tridentine or post-Vatican II forms. Whilst much discussion of this new situation focuses on purely liturgical issues, this book breaks new ground by arguing that the...

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