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God and Mystery in WordsExperience through Metaphor and Drama$
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David Brown

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231836

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231836.001.0001

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Performance, Costume, Staging

Performance, Costume, Staging

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(p.222) 7 Performance, Costume, Staging
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God and Mystery in Words
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David Brown (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231836.003.0008

This chapter examines the Church's liturgy. The analysis proceeds in four stages. First, the relevance of the ritual of bodily actions to performance of the liturgy is examined, then liturgical clothing as one small example of the complexity of the issues involved. The next section focuses on architecture and the relevance of such staging. The final section discusses liturgical change and the preservation of mystery.

Keywords:   liturgy, bodily expression, ritual, liturgical costume, staging

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