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Benedict XVI and the liturgy: back to the future

Show simple item record Moss, Rodney 2012-06-19T06:34:14Z 2012-06-19T06:34:14Z 2012-05
dc.identifier.citation Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, vol 38, no 1, pp 165-177 en
dc.identifier.issn 1017-0499
dc.description Peer reviewed en
dc.description.abstract Benedict XV1’s views on the liturgy have become controversial in many circles both in and beyond the Catholic Church. They are often regarded as counter to the Spirit of Vatican 11. In this article an attempt is made to understand Benedict’s liturgical views within their wider theological context. He regards the direction taken by contemporary secular society as fundamentally flawed and unsustainable. The Christian vision, on the other hand, can offer a real alternative. However, in the half century since Vatican 11 the liturgy in many places has sought to reflect the concerns of contemporary society rather than provide the impetus for a renewed Christian society. However, in order to fulfil this commission of renewal the Church needs to return to her authentic roots in the past so as to have the spiritual, moral and intellectual resources to effectively tackle the future. So as the liturgy is central to her life and mission, the liturgy, too, must return to her living past in order to serve the future of the Church community. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Church History Society of Southern Africa en
dc.title Benedict XVI and the liturgy: back to the future en
dc.type Article en

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