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Overview This unique comprehensive work explores the multiple dimensions of the theater and its ontic beginning as embedded in creation itself, concluding that theater was worship and worship was theater.
Publishers Description This book, of unprecedented scope and richness, explores the multiple dimensions of the theater, open to detail and hermeneutic possibilities. It synthesizes an immense amount of cultural complexities. It arose out of the question about the problem of the polemics of the Church Fathers against the Roman theater and the subsequent manifestations of Western liturgical drama as a continuation of the Roman theater until Amalarius of Metz. She holds that theater was worship and worship was theater beckoning for participation in the mimetic repetition of the drama of a given cosmogonic myth. . Having laid out a vast panorama, the book concludes with the argument that the beginning of the Christian theater, as embedded in the cosmogony of the Christ event, developed out of the same mimetic cosmogonic stream as those from times immemorial.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 7" Height: 1.3" Weight: 1.74 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2010
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 0809105446 ISBN13 9780809105441
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More About Christine C. Schnusenberg & Lawrence E. Sullivan
Christine Schnusenberg is an independent research scholar who received her PhD from the University of Chicago.
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A solid addition to any Christian or theater studies collection May 14, 2010
Theater was a vehicle for messages at its very inception. "The Mythological Traditions of Liturgical Drama: The Eucharist as Theater" discusses how early Christianity against the Roman theater. which has strong ties to the Roman religions and traditions. Looking at the history of theater starting in Egypt and how it transformed over the years to be used by Christianity as well, Christine C. Schnusenberg tells the history well, providing a solid overview of classical theater and Christianity. "The Mythological Traditions of Liturgical Drama" is a solid addition to any Christian or theater studies collection.