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One of the most influential works in the debate over the concept and definitions of liturgical theology, Context and Text by Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin is now available in a completely rewritten, new edition.
In light of the historical, theological, and pastoral mandates of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Context and Text is both a proposal for and an example of an investigation of the Church's liturgical praxis from a liturgical-theological perspective. This second edition, which includes an expanded introduction, covers:
Besides brand-new chapters on time and sacramentality, and additions to the chapter on the arts, this edition also considers the ongoing 'texts and contexts' of the liturgy as always a new event in the life and ongoing discussion of liturgical theology within Christianity.
Number of Pages: 640
Vendor: Liturgical Press Academic
Publication Date: 2018
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
Be honest, be attentive, be open, be grateful, be hopeful.' This new edition of Kevin Irwin's <I>Context and Text</I> is of enormous value in helping us to respond to these invitations and so to worship more fruitfully. I cannot recommend it highly enough." <DIV>Owen F. Cummings, Academic Dean and Regents' Professor of Theology, Mount Angel Seminary</DIV> <br /><br /><DIV>"As to be expected, Kevin Irwin circles an almost overwhelming array of topics in liturgy around the ever present, ever new, dance between liturgy and theology. Is it liturgy shaping theology or theology shaping liturgy? It is these two, plus endless nuances of how the two are actually different expressions of the same reality-expressing and creating meaning. Structurally this large book is remarkably clear, introducing each area with a manageable overview before launching into the concepts further enfleshed by case studies of euchology, Scripture texts, or feasts and seasons of the liturgical year. The augmented section on time and the arts (liturgical ministry, music, and architecture) simply concretizes in new and engaging ways the breadth of whattext' means, and raises new questions about liturgical presiding as art, about music as ministerial practice, and about the context of space and place as full participant in the liturgical act."