David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Neue Zeitschrift Für Systematische Theologie Und Religionsphilosophie 52 (2):155-176 (2010)
In this article a case is made for considering the liturgy as theological norm par excellence. The case is built up by relying on an emphatic current of thought within the field of liturgical studies, namely the ‘liturgical theology’ as it was developed by Alexander Schmemann, Aidan Kavanagh, and David W. Fagerberg. After presenting the concept of ‘liturgical theology’ and the context out of which it emerged, its major characteristics are discussed. Particular attention is devoted to the radicalness of their position. It can be called radical because the reversal of the relation between doctrine and liturgy is by no means evident for the vast majority of modern believers and theologians. However, ‘liturgical theology’ claims that it is not doctrine which determines liturgy but liturgy which determines doctrine. According to liturgical theologians, the liturgy is not simply the ritual expression of the content of faith, but itself theology, even theologia prima . Correspondingly, liturgical theologians point to the original wording of the famous adage lex orandi lex credendi , which is the following: ut legem credendi lex statuat supplicandi . Whereas the usual formulation suggests equality and mutual dependence, the original context lays bare a clear priority of the rule of prayer over the rule of faith. In the final part of the article I explore some avenues to the evaluation of ‘liturgical theology’. I argue that there is need for a more profound philosophical underpinning and historical adequacy. But nevertheless the idea that the liturgy constitutes a theological norm stands firmly and should be considered far more broadly and seriously among contemporary systematic theologians
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Joris Geldhof (2013). Is er iets mis met de mis? Beschouwingen over de eucharistie in het licht van recente ontwikkelingen en Vaticanum II. International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 74 (1):65-84.
Similar books and articles
George H. Tavard (1987). Justification. Philosophy and Theology 1 (3):267-281.
Paul Ramsey (1979). Liturgy and Ethics. Journal of Religious Ethics 7 (2):139 - 171.
Robert Christie (2006). Conversion Through the Liturgy. Newman Studies Journal 3 (2):49-59.
Uwe Michael Lang (2007). West Syrian Liturgical Theology (Liturgy, Worship and Society). By Baby Varghese. Heythrop Journal 48 (3):473–474.
Vigen Guroian (1990). Bible and Ethics: An Ecclesial and Liturgical Interpretation. Journal of Religious Ethics 18 (1):129 - 157.
Steven Kepnes (2007). Jewish Liturgical Reasoning. Oxford University Press.
John Breck (2006). Longing for God: Orthodox Reflections on Bible, Ethics, and Liturgy. St Vladimirs Seminary Press.
John Drabinski (2000). The Possibility of an Ethical Politics: From Peace to Liturgy. Philosophy and Social Criticism 26 (4):49-73.
Patrick Madigan (2013). On the Historical Development of the Liturgy. By Anton Baumstark. Intro., Trans., & Annotation by Fritz West. Collegeville, MN, Liturgical Press, 2011, $21.74. [REVIEW] Heythrop Journal 54 (3):459-460.
Terence Cuneo (2010). If These Walls Could Only Speak. Faith and Philosophy 27 (2):123-141.
Catherine Pickstock (1998). After Writing: On the Liturgical Consummation of Philosophy. Blackwell Publishers.
William V. Dych (1998). Karl Rahner's Theology of Eucharist. Philosophy and Theology 11 (1):125-146.
Nonna Verna Harrison (2006). Gregory Nazianzen's Festal Spirituality: Anamnesis and Mimesis. Philosophy and Theology 18 (1):27-51.
Stanley S. Harakas (1993). An Eastern Orthodox Approach to Bioethics. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 18 (6):531-548.
D. E. Sliers (1979). Liturgy And Ethics: Some New Beginnings. Journal of Religious Ethics 14 (2):173-189.
Added to index2010-08-27
Total downloads15 ( #112,733 of 1,099,957 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #190,037 of 1,099,957 )
How can I increase my downloads?