Community, Communitas, and Cosmos

Community, Communitas, and Cosmos

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This book presents three liturgical rights within an Afro-Baptist oral tradition of worship: the Wednesday night prayer meeting, the Deacon's devotion, and the Congregational worship. This examination provides one foundational study necessary to the creation of a liturgical theology of African American Christianity, through the study of sacred ritual within the lived experience of members of a community of traditional orallity and contemporary literacy, which together create a unique collective encounter of the Holy.Toward a Phenomenological Interpretation and Theology of Traditional Afro- Christian Worship Gilbert I. Bond. The encounter ... The musicians are playing open-ended chords and phrases which do not resolve. In other words ... The organ is the acoustic bridge into the next phrase of worship: ecstatic communitas. Severalanbsp;...

Title:Community, Communitas, and Cosmos
Author:Gilbert I. Bond
Publisher:University Press of America - 2002-01-01


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