Mighty Stories,Dangerous Rituals: Weaving Together the Human and the Divine / Edition 1

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Overview

How can we bring together two of our most powerful vehicles for communication and transformation?Storytelling and ritual making are not merely something that humans do-they are essential for becoming human. Together they enable us to create a world that is both habitable and hospitable. For believers, they are the fundamental means for shaping and sustaining our journey into the Divine.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787956486
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/13/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 604,428
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

HERBERT ANDERSON is visiting professor of pastoral theology at Seattle University. He lectures and consults widely on themes and issues in pastoral care. He is the author of numerous books including All Our Losses, All Our Griefs. EDWARD FOLEY is professor of liturgy and music at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He is an ordained Roman Catholic priest and the author of numerous books and articles on worship and the arts.
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Table of Contents

Part One: Of Stories and Rituals.

1. The Power of Storytelling.

2. Ritualizing Our Stories.

3. Connecting Divine and Human Narratives.

Part Two: Milestones in Life Marked by Stories and Rituals.

4. Welcoming the Child.

5. Preparing for Marriage.

6. Encountering Death.

Part Three: Transforming Stories and Rituals.

7. Creating New Rituals.

8. Revitalizing Rituals with Stories.

9. Reconciling Stories and Rituals.

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