Item description for Transforming Catholicism: Liturgical Change in the Vatican II Church by David R. Maines & Michael J. McCallion...
The Constitution of Sacred Liturgy is widely regarded as the most significant among the sixteen documents produced by the Second Vatican Council. The constitution has radically redefined the methods and meanings of Catholic worship, including a shift from rote enactment of rituals, to the laity as a spiritual community. Transforming Catholicism offers the first social scientific analysis of these liturgical changes in worship and their implementations in local situations. Guided by a consistent theory of policy implementation, Michael J. McCallion and David R. Maines examine the growing emphasis placed on biblical interpretations of sacred meanings, interpretative homilies, and the production of mass in local languages. This book incorporates first-hand empirical data in studying the influence of professional liturgists on parish worship practices and the subsequent symbolic interactionist theories. Transforming Catholicism is a sophisticated and engaging read that will captivate seminary professors and those interested in policy analysis.
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Studio: Lexington Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.91" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.48" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2007
Publisher Lexington Books
ISBN 073911803X ISBN13 9780739118030
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More About David R. Maines & Michael J. McCallion
Michael J. McCallion holds the Rev. William Cunningham Chair of Catholic Social Analysis at Sacred Heart Major Seminary and is the director of the Office of Pastoral Resources and Research in the Department of Parish Life and Services in the Archdiocese of Detroit. David R. Maines is professor of sociology and former chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Oakland University.