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Liturgical dance : an historical, theological, and practical handbook

Author: J G Davies
Publisher: London : SCM Press, 1984.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J G Davies
ISBN: 0334009057 9780334009054
OCLC Number: 12611789
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xiv, 268 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I: History --
The Universality of Religious Dance --
The Condemnation of Dance by the Church --
The Patristic Period --
The Centuries of Christendom --
From the Reformation to the End of the Eighteenth Century --
The Nineteenth Century and the Shakers --
The Twentieth Century --
Part II: Theology --
Dance and the Christian Understanding of Human Nature --
Greek Philosophy and the Body as Instrument --
The Biblical View --
Patristic Ideas --
Bodiliness and Spirituality --
The Nature of Dance --
Sexuality --
Sacramental Theology and Dance --
Defining a Sacrament --
Sacramental Action --
Eschatology --
The Sacramental Character of Dance --
The Meaning of Liturgical Dance for Christians --
Dance as an Appropriate Element in Worship --
Dance and its Interpretation with Worship --
The Interpretation of Dance within the Context of the Liturgy --
Part III: Practice --
Developing Movement within Worship --
Past and Current Practice --
Ways of Categorizing Movements --
The Sources of a Christian Movement Vocabulary --
A Christian Vocabulary of Bodily Parts, Postures and Movements --
Using the Vocabulary --
Preparing a Movement-Prayer --
A Practical Example: the Lord's Prayer --
The Next Steps --
Dance and Christian Education --
The Educational Values of Movement --
Dance as a Teaching Method --
Affective Religious Education through Dance --
Education in Worship --
Teachers and their Role --
The Dance Choir and Congregational Dancing for Both the Ablebodied and the Handicapped --
The Functions of a Dance Choir --
Setting up a Dance Choir --
The Dance Choir Programme --
Introducing Dance to a Congregation --
Does Everyone Have to Dance? --
Dances Suitable for Congregational Use: the Procession and the Circle --
Dancing the Eucharist --
Some Problems --
The Handicapped --
Dance and the Handicapped: General Considerations --
Dance and Particular Disabilities.
Responsibility: J.G. Davies.

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