Discourse in Ritual Studies invites you to enter a conversation on the topic of liturgy from the perspective of ritual studies. Since liturgical topics are not among the most frequently addressed issues in ritual studies, this volume supplies a need for studies of public worship that take into account the multidisciplinary and innovative research in ritual studies while dealing with basic issues of religious studies and theology. The contributing authors share an action-oriented and empirical interest in ritual studies while not losing sight of perennial and normative questions that characterize the study of liturgy. Thus, a valuable discourse unfolds that opens up new opportunities for worship research in ritual studies. Contributers are: Johannes van der Ven, Ronald Grimes, Chris Hermans, Jacques Janssen, Jean-Pierre Wils, Georg Essen, Aad de Jong, Thomas Quartier, Remco Robinson, Lieve Gommers, Irene Houwer, and Hans Schilderman.
Discourse in Ritual Studies
Edited by Johannes A. van der Ven and Michael Scherer-Rath
In this publication, researchers and academics from South Africa, Great Britain, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands provide theoretical explanations and examples of empirical research with regard to the fundamental question of the role of theological normativity in empirical research in ...
Chris A.M. Hermans
Edited by C.A.M. Hermans, G. Immink, A. de Jong and J. van der Lans
Practical theology starts its theological reflections from practices, aims at analyzing empirically practices, and is directed towards the transformation of these practices. From this practice-orientation there is a strong connection between practical theology and the social sciences. Social ...
The author formulates a communicative concept of the Christian tradition to individuals, particularly in the situation of mourning. The empirical exploration shows that texts on the absence of God are of great significance to individuals in grief.
Edited by Hendrik J.C. Pieterse.
The content analysis of Desmond Tutu's sermons and speeches provides new perspectives on prophetic preaching in a context of political crises. This publication yields a handful of practical theological insights for the communication of the gospel.
This publication, arising from a study of the spirituality of Roman Catholic priests and pastoral workers (m-f), provides fascinating new information regarding the personal situation, lifestyle and pastoral development of pastors in Holland.
This publication contains a practical-theological study on the problem of theodicy as a subject-matter for religious education. It offers new insights on how the problem of evil may be dealt with in the classroom.
Marcel Viau. Translated by Robert Hurley and Chantal Tanguay
Johannes A. van der Ven
Statistics speak of a decline of faith in God. Sometimes, however, a renascence seems to take place. Are we witnessing the (re)creation of God images, or the (re)discovery of God, as the title of this book indicates.
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