Called to Participate: Theological, Ritual, and Social Perspectives by Mark Searle - PDF and EPUB eBook

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Called to Participate is the late Mark Searle's last testament on liturgical reform. It draws on the teachings, writings,...

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Exact title of the book
Called to Participate: Theological, Ritual, and Social Perspectives
Book author
Mark Searle
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
104 pages
Language
English
Published
March 1st 2006 by Liturgical Press
File size (in PDF)
416 kB
Called to Participate: Theological, Ritual, and Social Perspectives

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Called to Participate is the late Mark Searle's last testament on liturgical reform. It draws on the teachings, writings, and international lectures of this noted liturgist and professor. Where do we go from here?

Seale asks in response to the liturgical reform of the Second Vatican Council. Searle offers a historical perspective of the roots of liturgical reform during the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. He describes the nature of liturgy as ritual activity, where the people of God are invited to participate in liturgy as sharing in the life of God.

Selected aspects of the liturgy are considered, such as the proclamation of the Word. He also comments on the social character of the liturgy, which is to move beyond the assembly to participate in God's work in an outward or public ministry. Called to Participate bids us to form a contemporary spirituality that is firmly rooted in the liturgy.

It leads worshipers to find entry points into the mystery of God's work in the world. It is a help to liturgical leaders to grasp the nature and function of liturgy and to inspire faith-filled planning, preaching, and catechesis. Barbara Searle, PhD, is a psychologist at the Madison Center and Hospital in South Bend, Indiana.

Anne Y. Koester is associate director of the Georgetown Center for Liturgy in Washington, D.C.