Gestures of God

Gestures of God : Explorations in Sacrementality

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This important new collection of essays on a topic of vital importance is by a group of scholars from ten countries, from a wide range of Christian traditions, East and West, and from various academic disciplines. What has happened to sacramentality in an age which is on the one hand visual, and on the other, culturally cast adrift from the traditional symbolic universe in which sacramental theology was naturally at home. This book is not just confined to a discussion of eucharistic theology. It examines the historical roots of sacramentality; the concept of a sacral person; ways in which sacramentality may be re-envisioned, and the flourishing today of Churches of a largely non-sacramental style in an age which is increasingly visual rather than verbal.
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 138 x 216mm
  • Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0826473601
  • 9780826473608

Table of contents

Re-envisaging Sacramentality; Music, Mystery and Sacrament; Sacrament-Poetics of Justification; Orthodox Perspectives; Image and Sacred Space and Sacrament; Sacred Persons; Feminist Theology and Sacramental Theology; Contemporary Culture and the Reinvention of Sacramental Spirituality.
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About Bishop Geoffrey Rowell

The Reverend Dr Geoffrey Rowell was for many years Fellow and Tutor at Keble College, Oxford. His most celebrated book is Hell and the Victorians (Oxford University Press). He is now Anglican Bishop in Europe.
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