Worship as Meaning: A Liturgical Theology for Late Modernity

Worship as Meaning: A Liturgical Theology for Late Modernity

by Graham Hughes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521828511

ISBN-13: 9780521828512

Pub. Date: 10/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How, in this age of belief, can we make sense of the act of Christian worship? Convinced that people shape their meanings from those available to them, Graham Hughes inquires into liturgical constructions of meaning, within the larger context of late twentieth-century meaning theory. Drawing particularly upon the work of Charles Peirce, Hughes employs semiotic

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How, in this age of belief, can we make sense of the act of Christian worship? Convinced that people shape their meanings from those available to them, Graham Hughes inquires into liturgical constructions of meaning, within the larger context of late twentieth-century meaning theory. Drawing particularly upon the work of Charles Peirce, Hughes employs semiotic theory to analyze the construction, transmission and apprehension of meaning within an actual worship service. This book will appeal to teachers and students of theology, clergy and informed lay Christians.

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ISBN-13:
9780521828512
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine Series, #10
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. The Making of Meaning: 1. Meaning in worship; 2. 'Theory of Meaning' at the end of the twentieth century; 3. Dimensions of a theory of meaning for worship; Part II. Signs of Wonder: 4. The liturgical sign (i); 5. The liturgical sign (ii); 6. Sign production, sign reception; 7. Liturgical theology; 8. At the edge of the known; Epilogue; Bibliography.

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