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Some central yet contested ideas of liturgical theology

Jansons, Linards (2012) Some central yet contested ideas of liturgical theology. Lutheran Theological Journal, 46 (3). pp. 168-178. ISSN 0024-7553

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What is the connection between liturgy and theology? For many leaders of or participants in liturgical practice and theological reflection, an immediate response might be that liturgy flows from theology. As we believe, teach and confess, so we sing, pray and preach. The direction of influence is from theology to liturgy. But does influence flow in the other direction as well? Does liturgical practice inform theology? For those ecclesial traditions grounded in the principle of sola scriptura, this might appear to be placing the cart before the horse. Surely the starting point is the bible, then our theology or confession, and finally our expression of that in prayer and praise. But is it not also the case that the songs and hymns one sings, the prayers and liturgy one prays, and the liturgical space and movement one experiences, can gradually influence a person's view of God, the church and the world?

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Liturgical movement,Catholic Church, Liturgics, Pastoral theology, Lutheran Church, Christianity
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: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: D - Liturgy
College/Association with University of Divinity: ALC: Australian Lutheran College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 09 May 2014 04:44
Last Modified: 09 May 2014 04:44
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1469

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