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Christian Symbol and RitualAn Introduction$
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Bernard Cooke and Gary Macy

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195154115

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195154118.001.0001

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Rituals in the Christian Context

Rituals in the Christian Context

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(p.35) 2 Rituals in the Christian Context
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Christian Symbol and Ritual
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Bernard Cooke

Gary Macy (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195154118.003.0003

Christians have their own language for the rituals they use including the word “sacrament”, the Christian term for their most important rituals. This chapter explains the role that Jesus plays for Christians in their lives and in their rituals, and what Christians mean when they say that Jesus “saves” them. It explains how the Christian belief in the resurrection of Jesus and his continued presence in the community of Christians gives meaning to their ritual activity through what Christians term “grace”. Five elements present in all Christian rituals are introduced: hermeneutic of experience, maturation, presence, service, and friendship.

Keywords:   sacrament, Jesus, savior, salvation, resurrection, grace, maturation, presence, service, friendship

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