Holy Ground: A Liturgical Cosmology
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Release Date: Friday, October 31, 2003
Format: Hard Cover, 264 pages 6.25 x 9.25 inches
Publisher: Fortress Press
Item No: ED002430
This latest work from leading liturgical theologian Gordon Lathrop explores the extent to which the central symbols and interactions of Christian liturgy yield, for their participants, a new proposal for their understanding and experience of the world. In the process, it considers various kinds of world-making, the diverse maps, and the differing senses of "cosmology" in which we all live. Finally, the book examines how certain liturgical reforms can contribute to a refreshed sense of ecological ethics—to a Christian sense of the holiness of the earth itself.
"Something momentous is
happening. Call it 'religions ecological phase.' As it happens, the liturgies of
our lives both undergo transformation and provoke it. To see that in action, ppick up Lathrop and partake. With refined sensibilities and learning, Holy
Ground cultivates rich old ground and breaks fertile new ground."
— Larry Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary
"Here is a rare work of
theology, at once liturgical, poetic, cosmological and ethical. This culminating volume of Gordon Lathrop's trilogy focuses the Trinitarian holiness of God so as to illuminate our whole inhabited world. When liturgical participation and cosmology meet and embrace in these pages, both are deepened in unexpected ways. Christian liturgy and critical theological reflection about 'cosmos' will no longer be separate
domains, nor easy clichés, for attentive readers of this work."
— Don E. Saliers, Wm. R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship, Emory University
"How do those cosmologies form and mal-form our ways of being human on this generous and broken planet? Gordon Lathrop brings ancient wisdom to bear on the
unprecedented challenge facing humankind today: forging sustainable Earth-human
relations. Word, bath, meal, and prayer may profoundly re-orient us toward
earth-honoring, justice-making worldviews and ways of life...."
— Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda, Union Theological Seminary, author of Healing a Broken World
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