The Cross and Creation in Christian Liturgy and Art   -     By: Christopher Irvine
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The Cross and Creation in Christian Liturgy and Art

Liturgical Press / 2013 / Paperback

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The cross is inextricably interwoven into Christian worship and sacred space via architecture, altar, wall hangings, rites of baptism, etc., so that the sacrificed figure of Christ can represent God's transformative beauty. This resource serves as a marvelous panoramic view of how God's sign functions in all topics from creation through the Eucharist.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Liturgical Press
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN-13: 9780814663059

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In The Cross and Creation in Christian Liturgy and Art Christopher Irvine explores how the cross can be read and understood by exploring its place and function in the architectural setting of Christian worship, in the artwork that is placed there, and in rituals and worship texts. Thus, Irvine recovers the links between the cross and creation and relates the baptismal covenant to a commitment to care for creation. Readers will begin to see how Christ’s sacrifice is related both to the Eucharist and to the natural world as God’s creation.

Clergy and laity who are particularly interested in worship and art will find this book, which includes a four-color section, very helpful. Irvine encourages readers to see worship as a fitting response to the Christian vision of life flourishing in paradise.

Author Bio

Christopher Irvine is a Canon of Canterbury Cathedral, and has published, with SPCK, The Art of God and The Use of Symbols in Worship. He has been a parish priest as well as a university chaplain, tutor, and vice principal at St Stephens House and principal of the College of the Resurrection at Mirfield

Editorial Reviews

"The symbolic dimension of liturgy has not often received the attention it deserves in academic studies of Christian worship. This book opens up the subject in an important way and should appeal to a wider readership than those customarily attracted to our discipline."

            Paul F. Bradshaw, Professor of Liturgy, University of Notre Dame


"This study challenges any view of Christ's crucifixion that reduces it either to a human tragedy or to a transaction that ’saves souls’: we are taken back into the heart of the biblical and early Christian conviction that this is where the Second Adam breaks the bonds of captivity that have diminished and frustrated humankind and re-clothes men and women in their proper dignity. With an impressively wide range of scholarly reference matched with a lucid and appealing style, Canon Irvine leads us on an exhilarating journey into seeing the central mysteries of faith with new eyes—a true baptizing of the imagination."

            Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge

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