Holy Preaching, The

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In acknowledging a fourfold presence of Christ in the liturgy, Vatican II reappropriated the sacramental and liturgical foundations of worship. The Holy Preaching explores the theological and pastoral underpinnings of this shift in ritual imagination and applies them to the dynamic nature of liturgical proclamation and preaching.
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Thoroughly Catholic, utterly ecumenical, and strikingly contemporary: The Holy Preaching beckons us into a rich and challenging journey. It is a well-guided pilgrimage into sacred proclamation that respects the mystery yet proffers understanding; engages the individual reader, while never abandoning its social-ecclesial context; explores the conceptual but always at the service of the pastoral. This is not the last word on the sacramentality of proclamation, but it is unquestionably a good word, and I for one am profoundly grateful for it.
Edward Foley, Capuchin, Professor of Liturgy and Music, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814661802
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul A. Janowiak, SJ, has been an associate professor of sacramental and liturgical theology at the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington. He now teaches at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California.

Edward Foley, Capuchin, the Duns Scotus Professor of Spirituality and Professor of Liturgy and Music at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Prologue xiii
Part I
Chapter 1 Worship and the Mystery of God's Action in the World 3
From Liturgical Movement to Liturgical Reform: 1909-1969 6
Theological Issues and Liturgical Renewal in the Mid-Twentieth Century 11
Chapter 2 The Church as Totus Christus: A Renewal of Sacramentality and Proclamation 19
Semmelroth: Word and Sacrament as Indispensable Expressions of the Nature of the Church 20
Rahner: The Church as the Abiding Presence of Christ, the Primal Sacramental Word of God 27
Schillebeeckx: Sacramentality as a Human, Personal Encounter with the Risen Christ 44
Part II
Chapter 3 The Dynamism of the Liturgy of the Word as a Sacramental Event: Insights from New Historicism on the Text and Its Context 67
Liturgical Proclamation as a Complex Interchange of Grace 67
New Historicism: The Event as a Social Text and the Literary Text as a Social Event 71
Chapter 4 Reader-Response Criticism and the Liturgical Assembly as Communitas Verbi 129
The Shift from a Dynamic Text to the Reading Process as a Way of Understanding the Sacramental Characteristics of Proclamation 129
The Reader "Reading" as the Chosen Focus in the Interrelationship between Text, Reader, and Context 132
Chapter 5 The Holy Preaching: A Sacramentality of the Word as "Fulfilled in Our Hearing" 161
The Possibility of a Next Step: Taking Luther and Calvin as a Primary Source for a Richer Understanding of the Sacramentality of Proclamation in the Roman Catholic Liturgical Tradition 178
"The Holy Preaching": The Sacramentality of the Word and the Mission of the Church 183
Bibliography 189
Index 199
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