Liturgy in a Post-Modern World grapples with the future of liturgy at a time of exceptional uncertainty in the Christian Churches. In the summer of 2002 a conference in Rome met to look at liturgical renewal and this book is the result. Cardinal Danneels set the tone of the conference and thus of the book. After evaluating the liturgical reforms of Vatican II, he tackles the problem of incomprehensibility in a world whose symbolic system has been lost. Includes a international scholars such as Timothy Radcliffe OP, Robert F. Taft SJ, Peter C. Phan, Francisco F. Claver SJ and is edited by Keith Pecklers SJ. An Anglican perspective is contributed by Canon Donald Gray. 'Liturgy in a Post-Modern World' will be essential reading for anyone concerned with the future of liturgy.
Keith Pecklers is Professor of Liturgy at the Gregorian University and simultaneously at Sant'Anselmo in Rome. He lectures internationally on topics of ecumenism and inculturation. He has written several books.
1. Liturgy Forty Years After the Second Vatican Council: High Point or Recession - Godfried Cardinal Daneels; 2. "Lights! Camera! Worship!": The Cinema and its Challenges to Roman Catholic; 3. Worship in Post-Modernity - Richard Leonard, SJ; 4. Recovering Collective Memory in the Context of Postmodernism - Wendelin Koster, SJ; 5. Liturgy in the Life and Mission of the Society of Jesus - Robert F. Taft, SJ; 6. Liturgical Inculturation: Unity in Diversity in the Postmodern Age - Peter C. Phan; 7. A Response to Peter Phan - Mark R. Francis, CSV; 8. The Zairean Rite: The Roman Missal for the Dioceses of Zaire (Congo) - Leon Ngoy Kalumba, SJ; 9. Questions on the Liturgy: The Case of the Congolese (Zairean) Rite - Jules Kipupu Kafuti, SJ. 10. Eucharist as Diakonia: From the Service of Cult to the Service of Charity - Cesare Giraudo, SJ; 11. The Sacramentality of the Word - Timothy Radcliffe, OP; 12. The Liturgy of the World: Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Dialogue and its Challenges for Christian Worship in the Postmodern Age - Francisco F. Claver, SJ; 13. On the Road to Liturgical Unity: An Anglican Response to Bishop Francisco Claver - Canon Donald Gray; 14. Liturgy in a Religiously Plural World: Muslim and Christian Worship in Dialogue - Daniel Madigan, SJ; 15. Conclusion.
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