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Sociology and Liturgy

Re-presentations of the Holy


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Kieran Flanagan
    Pages 1-17
  3. Kieran Flanagan
    Pages 234-257
  4. Kieran Flanagan
    Pages 258-287
  5. Kieran Flanagan
    Pages 321-340
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 341-411

About this book


This is a study of the social construction and the impression management of the public forms of worship of Catholicism and Anglicanism. Interest centres on the dilemmas of the liturgical actors in handling a transaction riddled with ambiguities and potential misunderstandings. The study is an innovative effort to link sociology to theology in a way that serves to focus on an issue of social praxis.


hermeneutics Ritual sociology theology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of BristolUK

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