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The Mystery of Christian Worship : Milestones in Catholic Theology - Odo Casel

The Mystery of Christian Worship

Milestones in Catholic Theology

By: Odo Casel

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A Benedictine monk at Maria Laach, Odo Casel was a major force in the movement for renewal of liturgy in this century. He objected to rationalistic or anthropocentric interpretations of the Christian religion that would reduce it either to a collection of doctrines or to a moral code. Instead, he insisted that the core of Christian faith is the worship of a sacred mystery. For Casel, liturgy means "the making real of the mystery of Christ in the new alliance throughout the whole church, in all centuries; in it her healing and glory are made fact." This essay presents the heart of Casel's theology of mystery, summing up his view that the encounter with the divine Mystery in liturgy is "the most central and most essential action of the Christian religion."

List of Abbreviations
The Mystery and Modern Manp. 1
The Mystery of Worship in the Christian Cosmosp. 9
The Mystery of Christp. 9
Mystery and Ritual Typesp. 27
Mystery and Liturgyp. 38
The Ancient World and Christian Mysteriesp. 50
The Church's Sacred Yearp. 63
The Church's Sacred Dayp. 71
Editor's Notesp. 94
Indexp. 98
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ISBN: 9780824518080
ISBN-10: 082451808X
Series: Milestones in Catholic Theology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1st April 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.6  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.15
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised