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Verbum et Ecclesia

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Verbum Eccles. (Online) vol.30 n.1 Pretoria  2009

 

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

 

Fides Quaerens Corporalitatem: Perspectives on liturgical embodiment

 

 

J H Cilliers

University of Stellenbosch

 

 


ABSTRACT

In the light of a number of paradigm shifts that have taken place in practical theological methodology, this article proposes an integrative approach that takes the fundamental role of embodiment into account. A brief discussion of the theological understanding of embodiment is followed by a reflection on certain liturgical implications, inter alia liturgical embodiment as immediate participation; as multi-sensory interpretative act; and as broken presence and celebrated absence.


 

 

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