Holy Ground

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Gordon Lathrop explores how the central symbols and interactions of Christian liturgy yield, for their participants, a new understanding and experience of the world. He creatively considers various kinds of worldmaking, the diverse maps, and differing senses of "cosmology" in which we all live. Holy Ground illumines how certain liturgical reforms can contribute to a refreshed sense of ecological ethics - to a Christian sense of the holiness of the earth itself.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800635909
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Liturgical Cosmology and Its Importance 1
Pt. 1 Cosmos - Liturgical Worldmaking
1 A Hole in the Heavens: Biblical Reorientation in the Universe 25
2 The Cardinal Directions: Liturgical Reorientation 51
3 Walking on the Holy Ground: Liturgical Spirituality 68
Pt. 2 Maps - Liturgical Ethics
4 Baptism and the Cosmic Map 97
5 Eucharist and Earth-Care 125
6 Sunday, Assembly-House, Sky 153
Pt. 3 One Is Holy - Liturgical Poetics
7 Antiliturgica: On the Ritual Making of False Worlds 179
8 The Unmapped: Three Homilies in the Wilderness 198
9 One Is Holy: Liturgical Theology, Liturgical Cosmology 217
Indexes 229
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