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Christian symbol and ritual : an introduction

Author: Bernard J Cooke; Gary Macy
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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Books on Christian ritual and the sacraments tend to presuppose an acquaintance with Roman Catholic thought and practice. However, even at Catholic institutions, students can lack the basic knowledge. The authors of this title aim to offer an introduction to the subject.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cooke, Bernard J., 1922-
Christian symbol and ritual.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004029400
(OCoLC)57243214
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard J Cooke; Gary Macy
ISBN: 9780198035077 0198035071 0195154118 9780195154115
OCLC Number: 190870735
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 178 pages)
Contents: Symbolism, root of ritual --
Characteristics and functions of rituals --
Rituals in the Christian context --
Rituals of friendship --
Rituals of Christian initiation --
Rituals of prayer, worship, and the Eucharist --
Rituals of reconciliation --
Rituals of service and ministry --
Rituals of healing, suffering, death --
Conclusion: Christian life as ritual.
Responsibility: Bernard Cooke, Gary Macy.
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Offering an introduction to the important topic, Christian ritual and the sacraments, this book connects central Christian symbols to the symbols and rituals already present in the readers' lives. It  Read more...

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A first-rate primer on the sacraments and the broader significance of ritual in human life. * Horizons *

 
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