The Meaning of Christian Liturgy

The Meaning of Christian Liturgy

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The Church of Sweden is the largest Lutheran church body in the world, with 6.5 million members that represent about 70% of the Swedish population. The Meaning of Christian Liturgy illuminates and explains the changes that have occurred in the liturgy of the Church of Sweden from 1980 to 2000. In the process, this volume asks a number of questions of immense importance not only within Sweden but also for Christian churches in the English-speaking world, including: How does participation in a liturgy make clear what qchurchq is about? What does liturgical participation say about who or what God is and about the community's encounter with God? How have churches lived with the changes and renewals introduced in the twentieth century? How does the church building shape worshipers' ideas of God and of church? Contributors: Torbjrn Axner Oloph Bexell Sven-Erik Brodd, Gordon W. Lathrop Karin Oljelund Boel Hssjer Sundman Gunnar Weman51 The SAP held a dominant position in the Church Assembly as well as on the Church of Sweden Central Board. The fundamental ecclesiological perception of the a€œdemocratic Folk churcha€ was the basis for the SAPa#39;s understanding of theanbsp;...

Title:The Meaning of Christian Liturgy
Author: Oloph Bexell
Publisher:Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing - 2012-08-17

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