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Mine the spiritual depths of the Christian liturgy! Wilson-Kastner, an Episcopal priest, approaches the traditional texts as a cosmic drama, prayerfully grounding us in the universe. 154 pages, softcover.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 154 Vendor: Augsburg Fortress Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 X 1/2 inches (inches) ISBN: 0800626044 ISBN-13: 9780800626044 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
Patricia Wilson-Kastner's wonderfully crafted work views the liturgy as a cosmic drama, enacting a sacred meal that grounds us in the universe, draws us into God's creation and redemption, and poses stiff ethical challenges "deep in our bones" to Christians in community. "Liturgy reconnects us with God and with all creation, rekindles in us the vision of the restoration of all in God, and clarifies and nourishes again in us the hope in which we can live now in justice, peace, and love with each other," she says. Though we don't have all the details of this script, we are deeply implicated in the plot. A gifted preacher and writer, and no stranger to church battles, Wilson-Kastner brings a confident faith in the transforming power of worship. Her rich, ecumenically oriented introduction to the liturgy leverages people's great hunger for spirituality and community into deep commitment to justice within church and society.