Ritualizing Nature: Renewing Christian Liturgy in a Time of Crisis

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Is the Christian faith ecologically bankrupt? Theologian H. Paul Santmire has responded forcefully to that frequently voiced question by maintaining that, notwithstanding ambiguities, a single Christian tradition of long standing has something profoundly promising to say about nature and human life in nature.
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Is the Christian faith ecologically bankrupt? Theologian H. Paul Santmire has responded forcefully to that frequently voiced question by maintaining that, notwithstanding ambiguities, a single Christian tradition of long standing has something profoundly promising to say about nature and human life in nature.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780800662943
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Series: Theology and the Sciences Series
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Come Walk with Me

Pt. 1 Nature, Liturgy, and Theology

1 The Making of a Theme: Ritualizing Nature 3

2 Counterculture, Simplicity, Ecstasy: Liturgy at First Glance 34

3 The Cognitive Dissonance: Liturgy and Nature 57

Pt. 2 The Liturgical Assembly

4 The Heart of the Matter: The Liturgical Assembly 79

5 The Ambiguities of the Gothic Vision: The Theology of Ascent 92

6 A Revolutionary Vision of Divine Immanence: The Theology of Descent 106

7 Baptism, Proclamation, Offertory: Framed by the Theology of Descent 132

8 Eucharist and Sending: Framed by the Theology of Descent 154

9 The Habits of Awe and Serving: Our Walk with Nature Ritualized 182

10 The Habit of Partnering: Our Walk with Nature Ritualized 216

Epilogue: "Come and See" 245

App On the Ambiguities of "Stewardship" 251

Notes 259

Index 305

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