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How can phenomenology address classic objections to liturgy?

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Liturgical worship has at times been controversial within parts of the Christian tradition. This article uses phenomenology—especially the thought of Paul Ricœur, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Gabriel Marcel—to analyse, evaluate, and respond to five common objections to liturgy by those who reject it: (1) the absence of freedom and spontaneity, (2) the absence of authenticity, (3) the use of symbols to mediate the divine, (4) the use of the liturgical calendar, and (5) liturgy’s repetitive natur...

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Published
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10.3390/rel12040236

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
MDPI
Journal:
Religions More from this journal
Volume:
12
Issue:
4
Article number:
236
Publication date:
2021-03-25
Acceptance date:
2021-03-22
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2077-1444
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1172473
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pubs:1172473
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2021-04-19

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