Ritual Practices in Congregational Identity Formation

Ritual Practices in Congregational Identity Formation

by Timothy D. Son

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739183106
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 05/08/2014
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Timothy D. Son is assistant professor of Christian education and youth ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He is the author of Educational Ministry for Congregational Identity Development and Asian Americans and Christian Ministry.

Table of Contents

Part I: Discovering the Educational Efficacies of Ritual
1.Rituals for Congregational Formation
2.Ritual to Build, or to Deconstruct? Critical Reflection on Victor Turner’s Ritual Theory
3.Ritual Practice as a Process of Knowing

Part II: Educating Congregations for Identity Formation
4.Exploring the Anatomy of Congregational Identity: Learning Various Constitutive Elements of Congregational Identity
5.Painting a Congregation’s Self-portrait: Integrating Worldviews, Church Images and Core Values into a Congregation’s Self-images
6.Wrestling with a Cultural Goliath: The Challenges and Opportunities of Postmodern Society in Constructing Congregational Identity

Part III: Where Ritual Theory Meets Ministry Practice
7.Looking into a Portrait Artist’s Palette: Analyzing a Case Study of Ritual of Installation and Its Implications to Congregational Identity Construction
8.Practical Implications of Ritual Practice for Congregational Ministry

Appendix A—Survey Questionnaires
Appendix B—Worldview Test

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