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Fides Quaerens Corporalitatem: Perspectives on liturgical embodiment

J. H. Cilliers

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 30, No 1 (2009), 50-64. doi: 10.4102/ve.v30i1.63

Submitted: 17 July 2009
Published:  17 July 2009


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


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