Rites of Justice: The Sacraments and Liturgy as Ethical Imperatives

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Megan McKenna leads us to look closely at our prized possessions: the rituals of the church that protect our world from the ravages of evil and injustice and keep alive our hopes for love and goodness. In her engaging, unique style, McKenna combines the study of scripture and church teachings with storytelling as she walks us through the Rites of Initiation, Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Marriage, and Orders. Her reflections show how the rituals of the church ...
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Overview

Megan McKenna leads us to look closely at our prized possessions: the rituals of the church that protect our world from the ravages of evil and injustice and keep alive our hopes for love and goodness. In her engaging, unique style, McKenna combines the study of scripture and church teachings with storytelling as she walks us through the Rites of Initiation, Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Marriage, and Orders. Her reflections show how the rituals of the church inextricably connect us to the ethics of Jesus. Rites of Justice explores each sacrament fully, including its origins in scripture, its practice today, its ethical teaching, and what this means for the way we live our lives. Throughout there is constant reference to the Rite for Christian Initiation of Adults, including an extended ritual written by McKenna intended for use with the majority of Christians, baptized as infants, who never received formal initiation as adults into the rituals of the church.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570751080
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Jesus, the Ethic of Christians 1
2 The Church, the World, and the Kingdom 23
3 Rites of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation 45
4 Confirmation: The Choice of the Cross and Truth-Telling 74
5 The Eucharist: The Choice for Shared Bread and Solidarity 100
6 Reconciliation: The Choice for Life with Nonviolence 124
7 Anointing and Pastoral Care of the Sick: The Choice for Life with Compassion 147
8 Marriage: The Choice for Life with Friendship and Faithfulness 167
9 Orders for the Sacrament of Foot Washing: The Choice for Life with Obedience 187
10 Rites: What If...? Theological Options for the Near Future 208
11 The Liturgy: Do Justice in Word and Bread 230
Notes 238
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