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Fides Quaerens Corporalitatem: Perspectives on liturgical embodiment

J. H. Cilliers
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 30, No 1 | a63 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v30i1.63 | © 2009 J. H. Cilliers | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 July 2009 | Published: 17 July 2009

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J. H. Cilliers, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Abstract

In the light of a number of paradigm shifts that have taken place in practical theological methodology, this article proposes an integrative approach that takes the fundamental role of embodiment into account. A brief discussion of the theological understanding of embodiment is followed by a reflection on certain liturgical implications, inter alia liturgical embodiment as immediate participation; as multi-sensory interpretative act; and as broken presence and celebrated absence.

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