The Mass and Modernity: Walking Backwards to Heaven

The Mass and Modernity: Walking Backwards to Heaven

by Jonathan Robinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1586170694

ISBN-13: 9781586170691

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: Ignatius Press

"Many in the Church have accepted modernity in their effort to speak to the modern world, and not nearly enough attention has been given to trying to disentangle the complex of ideas and half-formulated convictions that constitute this mind-set which is in fact inimical to Christianity." "The first aim of this book is to examine the origins and present day influence…  See more details below

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"Many in the Church have accepted modernity in their effort to speak to the modern world, and not nearly enough attention has been given to trying to disentangle the complex of ideas and half-formulated convictions that constitute this mind-set which is in fact inimical to Christianity." "The first aim of this book is to examine the origins and present day influence of modernity, and then to argue that there is nothing, or should be nothing, in the Christian's concern for the modern world that requires accepting this damaging mind-set in connection with the highest form of worship, the Mass." The second aim of the book is to show that the sources of a genuine liturgical renewal are to be found in a heightened sense of the centrality of Mass and a return to a theology compatible with The Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586170691
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
377
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1Wingless chickens29
Ch. 1The enlightenment : daring to know55
Ch. 2Latitudinarianism : giving up on revelation63
Ch. 3Kant and moral religion : giving up on the church and the sacraments76
Ch. 4Hume and atheism : giving up on God and everlasting life96
Ch. 5Hegel : God becomes the community116
Ch. 6Comte : "policing the sublime"147
Pt. 2The night battle165
Ch. 1Postmodernism - blowing it all up171
Ch. 2The church in society184
Ch. 3Swimming against the tide203
Pt. 3The lamb's high feast229
Ch. 1The paschal mystery239
Ch. 2"With desire I have desired"266
Ch. 3From communal divinity to the holy community287
Ch. 4Mr. Ryder comes to town297
Ch. 5"Know what you are doing"314

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