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Worship and the Mission-Shaped Church

McGowan, Andrew B. (2006) Worship and the Mission-Shaped Church. St Mark's Review, 200 (1). pp. 10-30. ISSN 0036-3103

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Abstract

Dr McGowan responds to the near-(but not entirely)-universal trend in ‘fresh expressions’ of Church to abandon liturgical worship in favour of more ‘relevant’ types of gathering that suit the ‘worship needs’ of individuals. Instead, he traces the Eucharistic pattern of imaginative formation that has sustained distinctive Christian identity in hugely diverse contexts over two millennia, arguing that this living heritage should not be trifled with for culturally subservient needs of the moment.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Worship, liturgy, mission, identity formation
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950405 Religious Structures and Ritual
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): D - Liturgy
Association with University of Divinity: UFT-TCTS: United Faculty of Theology - Trinity College Theological School
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 31 May 2010 11:57
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2015 11:41
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/499

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