Christian worship: Postcolonial perspectives

Michael, N. Jagessar, Stephen Burns

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Abstract

Christian Worship: Postcolonial Perspectives critically surveys and scrutinizes the terrain of liturgical theology through postcolonial optics. In doing so, it breaks new ground by bringing together for the first time liturgical studies and postcolonial criticism. This book provides an important enrichment ' and long overdue corrective - to literature on the liturgical ordo, which has not yet learned to engage postcolonial perspectives. The volume also offers useful resources to those familiar with the more established field of postcolonial biblical/theological criticism by expanding the burgeoning academic debate about postcolonialism into the environment of worship. It therefore seeks be a resource that will bring postcolonial perspectives to a wider audience ' the church, much of which has been bypassed by the academic trajectory postcolonial criticism in theology has so far taken.Because of its inter-disciplinary nature, this book advances significant innovative material. The particular ways that material from each discipline is juxtaposed is itself highly original, and the challenges of appropriating postcolonial theological perspectives in Christian worship and liturgical practice will be met by the provision of strategies and resources to face this task. This important work of theology is, therefore, crafted to praxis in assemblies of the church as well as suitable for study in universities and seminary classrooms.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSheffield
PublisherEquinox Publishing
Number of pages167
ISBN (Electronic)9781315729268
ISBN (Print)9781845534073
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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