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Sanctifying Texts, Transforming Rituals

Encounters in Liturgical Studies

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Edited by Paul van Geest, Marcel Poorthuis and Els Rose

Sanctifying Texts, Transforming Rituals: Encounters in Liturgical Studies explores the dynamics of Christian ritual practices in their relation to a broader cultural framework. The nineteen essays, written in honour of the liturgist Gerard A.M. Rouwhorst (Tilburg University), study liturgical developments in times of transition, in which religious and cultural changes set the development of worship practices in motion. The chapters in the first part (Texts) concentrate on the close connection between narrative texts and liturgical practice. In part two (Rituals), the focus shifts to the significance of liturgy as it expresses itself in rituals, and to the understanding of ritual acting. This section includes a variety of ritual aspects of liturgy, including the performance of the sacraments and the persons involved, as well as the relation between the liturgical ritual and material objects, such as images and relics. Section three (Encounters) crosses the borders of the discipline of liturgical studies. This final section of the book studies (ritual) relations between Christians and non-Christians through history, and includes contributions that study the dialogues between different liturgical languages and media.

Contributors are: Elizabeth Boddens Hosang, Paul Bradshaw, Harald Buchinger, Charles Caspers, Paul van Geest, Bert Groen, Martin Klöckener, Bart Koet, Clemens Leonhard, Ruben van Luijk, Gerard Lukken, Daniela Müller, Willemien Otten, Marcel Poorthuis, Paul Post, Ilia Rodov, Els Rose, Joshua Schwartz, Louis van Tongeren, and Nienke Vos.

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Jonathan E. Soyars

literacy, Hermas could have read the letters in such a setting himself. Another scenario for Hermas’s encounter with Pauline letters, which in my view is more likely, is the reading and discussion of them among the Roman community of believers during a ritual or some other kind of gathering, perhaps a

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Emma Loosley Leeming

fascination with the man did not appear to transfer into a study of place. This is surprising because the same period that saw the rise of late antique studies also saw a growth in studies relating to ritual theory. The experiential element of religious belief was increasingly explored in order to understand

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Jonathan E. Soyars

salvific activity of God’s Son is described. Finally, in Sim . 9 Hermas reveals an encounter with the letters in his depiction of the Tower itself, the meaning and function of baptism, and believers’ being metaphorically clothed and unified for proper living in that ritual. There Hermas was apparently

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Jonathan E. Soyars

was thoroughly rejected by David G. Horrell, “The Product of a Petrine Circle? A Reassessment of the Origin and Character of 1 Peter,” JSNT 86 (2002): 29–60. 9 On the development of Paul’s baptismal theology between Gal 3 and Rom 6, see Hans Dieter Betz, “Transferring a Ritual: Paul’s Interpretation

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Jonathan E. Soyars

in early Christian assemblies at Rome, perhaps in the context of a eucharistic meal like the one mentioned by Paul (κυριακὸν δεῖπνον, 1 Cor 11:20). 195 The occasion of baptism, a ritual reflected at various points throughout the Shepherd , is another possible setting and place of Pauline encounter

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Jonathan E. Soyars

. This view eliminates the possibility that Hermas drew inspiration from multiple Pauline sources or from general Pauline themes and preoccupations, be they moral, ritual, theological, cultural, etc. Third, Hermas was only (and always) either overtly Pauline or overtly anti-Pauline. 18 This view fails