PROMO CODE APPLIED!
Free Standard Shipping Sitewide Until December 13!    CODE: THANKS
SHOP BOOKS SUBSCRIPTIONS ALL MEDIA CATEGORIES Parish Life Academic Resources Christian Living Monastic Traditions Prayer and Spirituality The Saint John's Bible Products ABOUT US CONTACT US
GIVE US THIS DAY LITTLE ROCK SCRIPTURE STUDY CISTERICAN PUBLICATIONS
Authentic Liturgy

Authentic Liturgy

Minds in Tune with Voices
Nathaniel Marx

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN: 9780814684696, 8469
Details: 160 pgs , 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Publication Date: 09/15/2020

SELECT FORMAT

Paperback
Pre-Order | $24.95
eBook Pre-Order
Pre-Order | $15.99
PRE-ORDER
| | | | | | |

Authenticity is a value difficult to define but impossible to ignore in contemporary life. The desire for authentic experience pervades art, music, food, dating, marketing, and politics. Worship is no exception: Vatican documents, megachurch websites, pastors, and liturgy planners all make competing claims to offer the genuine article. But what makes liturgy authentic? What distinguishes real celebration from artificial spectacle, heartfelt prayer from empty ritualism, a living tradition from both stagnation and gimmickry? Can today's Christians perform the liturgy so that it is not a mere performance but a sincere offering of their whole selves?

In this book, Nathaniel Marx argues that the defining characteristic of authentic liturgy is harmony. Authentic liturgy happens when the minds of participants are in tune with their voices. The call for worshipers to harmonize their inward and outward offerings of prayer is discernible in the Bible, in the history of Christian prayer, and in diverse efforts to invigorate communal worship today. Marx's argument unfolds the meaning of this call to authentic worship through a provocative and wide-ranging study incorporating scriptural exegesis, liturgical history, anthropology of ritual, and philosophy of action. He argues that authenticity is not a modern buzzword but an ancient virtue essential to worshiping in a spirit of communion.

Nathaniel Marx is assistant professor of sacramental and liturgical theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. He holds a PhD in liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame and an MA in social sciences from the University of Chicago.

Check back later for reviews on this product.
SHOW CART