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Personal and Ecclesial Worship. The Place and Purpose of Popular Piety and Devotions in the Life of the Human Person and of the Cathlic Church

Cartwright, David M. (2011) Personal and Ecclesial Worship. The Place and Purpose of Popular Piety and Devotions in the Life of the Human Person and of the Cathlic Church. Master of Arts (minor thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

Forms of worship or devotion outside the Eucharistic Liturgy of the Catholic Church exist and their context and purpose is sometimes misunderstood. These forms of worship take on different expressions depending upon person, culture, place and time. Such forms of worship are open to adaptation and change depending upon their context and the need and purpose they perform.
It will be the purpose of this paper to place these forms of worship, popularly called piety or devotions, into a proper context in relation to the Eucharistic Liturgy of the Catholic Church and examine their proper place and purpose in the life of the human person and in the ecclesial setting of the Church.

Item Type: Theses (Master of Arts (minor thesis))
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Catholic Church, Devotions, Popular Piety, Worship, Personal worship, Human searching, Sacramentals, Incarnation, Cults
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2011 00:58
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 00:58
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/879

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