Times and Seasons: Creating Transformative Worship Throughout the YearPaperback
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- Publisher: CANTERBURY PRESS NORWICH
- Format: Paperback | 192 pages
- Dimensions: 184mm x 244mm x 18mm | 699g
- Publication date: 27 June 2008
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 185311877X
- ISBN 13: 9781853118777
- Sales rank: 205,447
The outstanding gift that Richard Giles has bought to the church is his ability to link how church buildings look and what happens during services to theology. Churches like museums and static worship where a passive audience sits in pews is about as far removed as you can get from the biblical concept of the church as the pilgrim people of God, forever journeying and 'seeking a country that is to come'. When liturgy begins to embody this fundamental awareness, the effect is dramatic and worship becomes a transformative encounter in which all the senses are engaged. Richard's previous book, "Creating Uncommon Worship", gave a step-by-step guide to how the Eucharist might be celebrated with this perspective in mind. Now, in this companion "Times and Seasons" volume he suggests many practical ways of creating elements of worship that reflect the varied moods of the liturgical year - what Rowan Williams calls 'that map of the soul's seasons'.
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RICHARD GILES is author of the best-selling Re-pitching the Tent, the definitive guide to reordering church buildings, and of Creating Uncommon Worship. Previously a parish priest in Huddersfield and Canon Theologian in the Diocese of Wakefield, he became Dean of Philadelphia in 1999 and completed the reordering of Philadelphia Cathedral in 2002.
'Giles' writing is breezy, entertaining, autobiographical, and spiced with much humor, giving the reader a lot of hearty laughs.' Living Church 2008