Path Created with Sketch.





Liturgy and the Arts

  • By Albert Rouet
Focusing on the questions "What is the purpose of worship?" and "Why are the arts an irreplaceable part of good liturgy?" Bishop Rouet, in Liturgy and the
, maintains that the arts should disclose holiness within the ordinary. The role of the arts in Christian life and in liturgy is to illustrate God's presence and to
release the sacramental potential of the world. He stresses that in order for that to happen, liturgical artists and Church leaders must dialogue and cooperate in providing a
faith community with a liturgical environment that leads to meaningful worship.
For Bishop Rouet, the arts are indispensable to human existence; they are necessary for the incarnation of faith. Indeed, as he puts it in his introduction, "Faith is not simply an individual thought process, nor personal opinion; nor is it only the public witness of a person. Faith produces a way of living, therefore culture, and thus, art."
Readers of Liturgy and the Arts will experience a genuine joy in contemplating this thoughtful Catholic bishop's convincing argument that the Church cannot do without the arts.
Chapters cover liturgy and art forms such as music, sacred space, and dance. They are: "The Arts and Liturgy," "Artistic Expression in the Church," "The Shepherd of History: 'The Times That We Create'," "Ecclesial Space," "Dance and Faith," and "A People Baptized for the Work of Praise."

Read More

Want it in two business days? Order by 7/23/2019 2:00:00 PM and choose Overnight shipping at checkout. Ships from a Cokesbury Connect Partner.
Availability: In stock
free shipping iconEligible For Free Shipping
  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780814623930
    • Manufacturer: Liturgical Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780814623930
    • UMPH: 964205
    • ISBN 10: 081462393X
    • Publication Date: 01/01/1997
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Albert Rouet
    • Page Count: 196
    • Width: 5.52 inches
    • Height: 0.49 inches
    • Length: 8.36 inches
    • Weight: 0.58 pounds
  • Shipping and Returns
    This item is available for return.

    Cokesbury uses a variety of methods for ground shipping. At your request, we can also expedite order shipments for an additional charge. Cokesbury partners with UPS for these expedited deliveries.