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Wed 19 Apr 2023 @ 23:46

Great conversation about synodality happening now with Kristin Colberg and Ormond Rush!

Place of Christ in Liturgical Prayer

Trinity, Christology, and Liturgical Theology


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ISBN-13: 9780814660188
Number of Pages: 392
Published: 01/01/2008
Product description

Christology and Trinity in worship was famously explored by Josef A. Jungmann at the beginning of the twentieth century. Many of his assumptions and conclusions now need revisiting in light of our greater knowledge of both the different worship traditions of the churches and the renewed interest in the trinitarian God. Proceeding from Jungmann's groundbreaking book of the same title, this volume gathers new work from fifteen renowned scholars on christological and trinitarian themes in prayer and worship. Eastern and Western traditions, Catholic and Protestant, ancient and contemporary are all represented in this record of the 2005 meeting of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.

Following Bryan Spinks's reevaluation of Jungmann's thesis, the volume continues with chapters by Hurtado, Bradshaw, Taft, Varghese, and Winkler on classical worship traditions. Jeffery contemplates in depth the use of the Kyrie eleison, and Stevenson discusses the Lord's Prayer. Johnson examines the role of Theotokos in early piety, while Findikyan and Witvliet explore the trinitarian aspects of specific worship communities. Marini, Westerfield Tucker, and Ruth look closely at christological and trinitarian themes in Protestant music, both mainline and evangelical, giving particular insight into the experience of the trinity for congregations. Finally, Greene-McCreight offers an analysis of feminist alternatives to trinitarian language. Collectively, these practitioners and theologians, from their varied settings, grapple with the competing ideas and expressions of christological and trinitarian doctrine in meaningful liturgy.

Author Information

Bryan D. Spinks

Bryan D. Spinks is the Bishop F. Percy Goddard Professor of Liturgical Studies and Pastoral Theology at Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Yale Divinity School, and Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. A priest in the Church of England, his most recent book is Do This in Remembrance of Me: The Eucharist from the Early Church to the Present Day. He is editor and co-editor of two previous volumes from the Yale ISM Liturgy Conferences.

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[A] helpful addition to reading lists for those studying both the history and the practice of worship.Anaphora [Presents] the reader with some serious reflection on key areas of our theology and prayer.Emmanuel It is rare that the publication of conference proceedings results in so rich a volume as this. Without explicitly intending it, but just by being what it is, this volume is an eloquent witness to the exciting historical and theological achievements-achievements that often have more than merely implicit implications for liturgical ministry-that are characteristic of contemporary liturgical scholarship.Worship This is a work of high scholarship and ecumenical breadth.Catholic Library World This is a richly diverse collection of essays, on a crucial theme of liturgical prayer and its theology. There is, after all, no Christian worship without 'a place' for Christ. It is the great accomplishment of this book not only to highlight the historical variety of Christologies embedded in worship, but also to challenge recent scholarly construals of the place of Christ in prayer, and to engage contemporary developments. A fascinating book. Teresa Berger, Professor of Liturgical Studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

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Wed 19 Apr 2023 @ 23:46

Great conversation about synodality happening now with Kristin Colberg and Ormond Rush!

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