The Art of Public Prayer: Not for Clergy Only / Edition 2

The Art of Public Prayer: Not for Clergy Only / Edition 2

by Lawrence A. Hoffman
     
 

For laypeople and clergy of any denomination. Examines how and why religious ritual works—or doesn't. Uses social science, theology and common sense to explain the key roles symbolism and liturgy can play in meaningful and fulfilling communal worship.See more details below

Overview

For laypeople and clergy of any denomination. Examines how and why religious ritual works—or doesn't. Uses social science, theology and common sense to explain the key roles symbolism and liturgy can play in meaningful and fulfilling communal worship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893361065
Publisher:
Skylight Paths Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Is Ecstasy Enough?

1 ■ Structuring Time
2 ■ Lost Symbols
3 ■ Worship Systems
4 ■ Mistaking the Code, Mixing Messages, and Managing Change
5 ■ The Presence of God at Worship
6 ■ The Script of Prayer: Words Spoken
7 ■ The Script of Prayer: Words Sung
8 ■ Sacred Space: The Message of Design
9 ■ Fixing the System to Make Worship Work

For Further Reading
Index

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