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Sacraments

ISBN-10: 0814653693
ISBN-13: 9780814653692
Edition: 2009
Authors: Joseph Martos
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Description: What are the sacraments, really? There are a number of ways to understand them, and this book invites you to look at the sacraments through a variety of lenses: psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, theology, morality, and spirituality. As  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Publication date: 8/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

What are the sacraments, really? There are a number of ways to understand them, and this book invites you to look at the sacraments through a variety of lenses: psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, theology, morality, and spirituality. As the introduction to this volume challenges, If you read this book, and especially if you engage in the interactive study to which it invites you, your understanding of sacraments will be changed forever.

Joseph Martos is a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, and director of the Russell Institute of Religion and Ministry at Spalding University.

Preface
Introduction
Invitation
Psychology and the Sacraments
Psychological Dimensions of the Sacraments
The Sacred Dimension
The Symbolic Dimension
The Ritual Dimension
Social Dimensions of the Sacraments
Social Dimensions of the Sacraments
The Functional Dimension
The Effective Dimension
The Historical Dimension
Early Forms of Religions of the Sacraments
Religion and Consciousness in the Classical World
Modern Consciousness and Religion
Ritual Studies and the Sacraments
The Emergence of Ritual Studies
Types of Rituals
Calendrical or Commemorative Rites
Transition Rituals or Rites of Passage
Rites of Exchange and Communion
Rites of Purification, Healing, and Affection
Rites of Feasting and Fasting
Political or Governmental Rites
Characteristics of Ritual
Formalism or Formality
Traditionalism
Invariance
Rule Governance
Sacred Symbolism
Performance
.Ritual Sensibility
Ritualization
Decorum
Ceremony
Magic
Liturgy
Celebration
The Sacraments in History
Historical Investigation into the Sacraments
The Apostolic Period
The Patristic Period
The Medieval Period
The Tridentine Period
The Contemporary period
The Sacraments in Theology
Theological Developments Affecting the Sacraments
The Scholastic Approach
The Approach of Vatican II
Existential and phenomenological Approaches
A Liberation Approach
Foundational/Transformational Approaches
A Postmodern Approache
Liturgical Approaches
Approaches as Models
The Sacraments and Morality
Examining Worship and Ethics
The Paschal Mystery and Personal Morality
The Kingdom of God and Social Justice
Baptism
Confirmation
Reconciliation
Anointing of the Sick
Marriage
Ordination
Eucharist
The Sacraments and Spirituality
Personal Spirituality
Communal Spirituality
Ecclesial Spirituality
Global Spirituality
Conclusion
Afterword
Index

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