Title

On the U.S. Aversion to Ritual Behavior and the Vocation of the Liturgical Theologian

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2004

Abstract

This three-part essay reflects on the vocation of liturgical theologians in a culture in which there is a general antipathy toward the influence of religious rituals on personal formation and decision-making.1 Part ι considers a few foundational nineteenth-century authors of the American Renaissance for reflections on the aversion to Christian ritual behavior. Part 2 takes up the sermons of a few nineteenth-century revivalist preachers. Part 3 suggests five challenges to liturgical theologians who teach and think in the complex social and religious environment of the United States.

Comments

Originally presented in a Sacramental Theology group at the CTSA, Cincinnati, OH, in June 2003.

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