Secularizing the Sacred Paperback

The Demise of Liturgical Wholeness

by John E. Webster; Ronald S. Laura;

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Secularizing the Sacred

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This book explores one of the great paradoxes of our era. Western culture has almost imperceptibly come to secularize the sacred, while at the same time sacralizing the secular. The authors endeavor to show the debilitating effects that this paradox has had on the foundations of Christian worship with special reference to the history of worship and in particular the Presbyterian Church in Australia. The authors show how the theological predilection for 'minimization' has become inextricably woven into the fabric of what we call 'the theory of transformative subjugation' which drives the rationale for religious secularization. The book argues that it is necessary to consider a serious reconstruction of theological education in which its framework is located in a specific Christian theory of knowledge which engenders the Lordship of Christ and encourages a spirit of transformative love and connectedness. It is only in this context that the theology of worship and the beauty and usefulness of liturgical forms can be appreciated.

Secularizing the Sacred by John E. Webster; Ronald S. Laura was published by University Press of America in July 2016. The ISBN for Secularizing the Sacred is 9780761867616.

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Details for Secularizing the Sacred

Page last updated 7th June 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherUniversity Press of America (July 2016)
Number of Pages226
Thickness16 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4450749
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