Liturgy and the Beauty of the Unknown

Liturgy and the Beauty of the Unknown

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eBook - 2007
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This book breaks new ground by suggesting that liturgy is the means par excellence by which an experience of beauty is communicated. Drawing from both secular and religious understandings, in particular the mystical and apophatic tradition, the book demonstrates how liturgy has the potential to achieve the one ultimately reliable form of beauty because its embodied components are able to reflect the disturbing beauty of the One to whom worship is always offered. Such components rely on understanding the aesthetic dynamics upon which liturgy relies.
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007
ISBN: 9780754686798
0754686795
Characteristics: 1 online resource (203 pages)

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