Qty:1
  • List Price: $9.95
  • Save: $1.55 (16%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials; notes or highlighting may be present.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Exploring Music as Worship and Theology: An Interdisciplinary Method for Studying Liturgical Practice (American Essays in Liturgy series) Paperback – March 1, 2002


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$8.40
$4.95 $1.33

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: American Essays in Liturgy
  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press (March 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814628249
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814628249
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,264,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

. . . an important book for those who work in the field of liturgical studies. In a clear and engaging manner, Mary McGann makes a significant contribution to the topic of method in liturgical theology by offering an interdisciplinary approach for studying music as liturgical performance. Drawing on theories from the fields of liturgical studies, ethnomusicology, and ritual studies, she offers a new model for incorporating empirical field research into liturgical theology, one which allows music to be explored as a theological act.
Margaret Mary Kellerher, OSU, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Religion and Religious Education, Catholic University of America


McGann draws on three fields - liturgical studies, ethnomusicology, and ritual studies - to distill for us the foundational role of music in liturgical life. Even more significantly, she articulates its theological import and potential for ritual communities today. McGann brings both expertise in all the theoretical literature and much practical experience to this new frontier in pastoral liturgy. And it is on the fluid frontier of how we worship that theology in this century will have to find its footing. McGann points the way.
Catherine Bell, Bernard J. Hanley Professor of Religious Studies and Department Chair, Asian Studies Program Director, Santa Clara University


. . . a wonderful guide for imagining a church where theology and practice cooperate, where the richness of cultural and experiential diversity informs all liturgy, and where academic study is done with integrity and inclusivity. All this is presented through the medium of liturgical music which opens the door to expansive possibilities using precise and practical suggestions of how to understand the many meanings that ritual and music play in the expression and creation of the Body of Christ.
Lizette Larson-Miller, Associate Professor of Liturgical Leadership, Graduate Theological Union


. . . makes a significant contribution to the pastoral imperative of liberating our liturgical celebrations from the rigid patterns imposed by the rubrical priorities which for centuries have been accepted as the absolute standard and norm for liturgical worship. Recognizing this rubricism 'had all but dried up our liturgical imagination,' McGann offers readers the fruit of her work with an African American Catholic community. Her observations have far-reaching implications for the authentic inculturation of the liturgy in our multi-cultural world. Rigid models cannot meet the needs of this pastoral reality. McGann's methods can aid liturgical leaders to embrace this imperative with fresh insight and much-needed imagination.
Louis Weil, Professor, Church Divinity School of the Pacific


. . . offers new insights and wisdom on Christian faith and practice as expressed in Christian music and music making.
The Midwest Book Review


This small volume will be a useful guide to those interested in doing empirical field research in the area of worship music.
New Theology Review


. . . offers a method of exploring music as worship and theology that goes far deeper than many people are accustomed to using . . . is not merely for scholars but could be used . . . for parishes, especially by music directors, diocesan personnel, or synods.
Ministry & Liturgy


. . . a truly interdisciplinary and integrated method and research process for studying and interpreting what occurs in the lived liturgical experiences of our faith communities. Professor McGann's book is also a much needed resource as we now take more seriously the task of articulating a plurality of liturgical theologies that actually reflect the diversity of these communities.
Michael B. Aune, Academic Dean, Professor of Liturgical and Historical Studies, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

About the Author

Mary E. McGann, RSCJ, PhD, is assistant professor of liturgy and music at the Franciscan School of Theology at Berkeley. She is the author of Exploring Music as Worship and Theology and co-author with Edward Foley, Capuchin, of Music in the Eucharistic Prayerpublished by Liturgical Press.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on April 7, 2003
Format: Paperback
The latest entry into the outstanding Liturgical Press "American Essays in Liturgy" series, Exploring Music As Worship And Theology: Research In Liturgical Practice by Mary E. McGann offers the reader a seminal essay written especially for liturgical scholars and pastoral leaders. Exploring Music As Worship And Theology is focused on the concept and importance of the music emerging from Christian assembly and worship, and calls for greater dialogue between theories of liturgy/music and the actual practice. Ruminating on the role of music as a focus point to expand worship to reach out to diverse, multi-cultural views, Exploring Music As Worship And Theology offers new insights and wisdom on Christian faith and practice as expressed in Christian music and music making.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. Johnson on August 18, 2006
Format: Paperback
I tried to buy this from a third party through Amazon and I never got my book. Amazon made sure I got my refund and I ended up buying from them directly for nearly the same price because of a sale. They got the book to me before I knew it.....
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again