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010320 FS Was ist liturgische Theologie (2017W)

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The seminar will be offered in two languages—German and English—and participants are free to deliver presentations, write papers, and participate in discussions in either one of the two languages.

Monday 02.10. 11:30 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Monday 16.10. 11:30 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Monday 23.10. 11:30 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Monday 06.11. 11:30 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Monday 13.11. 11:30 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Monday 04.12. 11:30 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Monday 11.12. 11:30 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Contents: This seminar examines the question “what is liturgical theology?” by reading primary sources of both ancient and modern authors who have written on the meaning of liturgy and explained its theology. Despite the ancient authors’ diverse liturgical traditions—whether early Christian Hagiopolite, late antique Syrian, Milanese, and Palestinian, medieval Constantinopolitan or Frankish, or late Byzantine—they all wrote in the form of “mystagogies,” i.e. a text genre that leads the faithful into the Mysteries and Sacraments of the Church. These ancient texts are then read alongside modern liturgical authors—both Catholic and Orthodox, clergy and scholars—working in the wake of the liturgical movement. Examination of the modern authors shows how “liturgical theology” has developed from explanations of individual liturgical rites and rituals to an all-encompassing theological method and approach. The course concludes with an examination of new approaches in liturgical studies and theology, including ritual and performance studies, as well as the insights of hymnography and “liturgy from the bottom up”.

Methods: The seminar is envisaged as a “great books” seminar allowing the participants to read primary source texts and to understand not just the development of liturgical theology, but also the diverse views among liturgical theologians. The texts will be read using the methods of historical, systematic, and critical liturgical studies.
All participants are expected to read all the texts listed in the seminar syllabus and will come prepared to discuss them. Each participant will also have the opportunity to present one ancient and one modern author to the seminar, and to summarize these presentations in two brief seminar papers. A third seminar paper will be dedicated to the topic of new approaches to liturgical theology, which the participants will bring to the concluding seminar to be discussed together.
The seminar will be offered in two languages—German and English—and participants are free to deliver presentations, write papers, and participate in discussions in either one of the two languages.

Goals: The goals of the seminar are to: (1) introduce the participants to the concept of liturgical theology, (2) engage the topic from various perspectives (historical, systematic, critical), (3) study primary sources, (4) exchange ideas on their contents through class discussions, and (5) enrich one’s own study of theology and liturgy by gaining insights into other liturgical traditions and theological approaches.

Assessment and permitted materials

Presentations (with Power Point and/or Handout), Seminar Papers, Discussion and active participation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Presentations (with Power Point and/or Handout): 35%
Seminar Papers: 35%
Discussion and active participation: 30%
Total: 100%

Examination topics

Reading list

Selection:
* Reinhard MEßNER, Einführung in die Liturgiewissenschaft (UTB 2173), Paderborn 2009.
* The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology, ed. Hans BOERSMA – Matthew LEVERING, Oxford 2015.
* Robert F. TAFT, The Liturgy of the Great Church: an Initial Synthesis of Structure and Interpretation on the Eve of Iconoclasm, in: DOP 34–35 (1980–1981), 45–75.
* Cyril of Jerusalem, Lectures on the Christian Sacraments. The Procatechesis and the Five Mystagogical Catecheses, ed. F. L. CROSS, Crestwood/NY 1995.
* Maximi Confessoris Mystagogia una cum Latina interpretatione Anastasii Bibliothecarii, ed. Christian BOUDIGNON (CCSG 69), Turnhout 2011.
* Romano GUARDINI, The Spirit of the Liturgy, London 1937.
* Alexander SCHMEMANN, Introduction to Liturgical Theology, trans. Ashleigh E. MOOREHOUSE, Crestwood/NY 2003.
* David W. FAGERBERG, Theologia Prima: What Is Liturgical Theology? Chicago/IL 2004.
* Joseph RATZINGER, The Spirit of the Liturgy, trans. John SAWARD, San Francisco 2000.
* Jean CORBON, The Wellspring of Worship, trans. Matthew J. O’CONNELL, San Francisco 2005.

Association in the course directory

LV für Doktorat/PhD- Studium, für 011 (15W) FTH 17 oder FTH 26, 196 055 MA UF RK 02 oder RK 05, auslaufende Studienpläne: D31, DAM für 011 (11W), 066 796 (15W) MRP 9, FK 2 oder (freies) Wahlfach für 020

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