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

1st Edition

Armand Léon van Ommen

Routledge
Published November 16, 2016
Reference - 170 Pages
ISBN 9781472475404 - CAT# Y258750
Series: Liturgy, Worship and Society Series

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Summary

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 this book, van Ommen draws on interviews with participants in worship as well as clergy. Highlighting several elements in the liturgy which address suffering, including the Eucharist, songs, sermons and prayers of intercession, he shows the significance of a warm and safe liturgical community as a necessary context for suffering people to find consolation. This book also uses the concept of remembrance to plead for liturgy that attends to the suffering of both God and people. As such, it will be of interest to scholars of pastoral theology as well as clergy.

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