Liturgy and the Social Sciences by Nathan D. MitchellLiturgy and the Social Sciences by Nathan D. Mitchell

Liturgy and the Social Sciences

byNathan D. Mitchell

Paperback | December 1, 1999

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These essays offer ministers of the Church -- priests, religious, and laity -- the most up-to-date liturgical scholarship so that they may look ahead to the needs of their assemblies.
Title:Liturgy and the Social SciencesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.2 × 5.31 × 0.28 inPublished:December 1, 1999Publisher:Liturgical PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0814625118

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Human beings are very ritualistic creatures, yet some scholars contend that we are moving away from spiritual ritual. In Liturgy and the Social Sciences, Nathan D. Mitchell attempts to determine whether or not theologian Romano Guardini had hit on something significant when he queried, "Is ritual a forgotten way of doing things?" Mitchell draws on the work of U.S. liturgist Aidan Kavanagh, Ronald Grimes and David Kertzer to examine the church’s stance on the topic. He also examines what anthropologists have determined about the history of ritual and its significance.