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Author Anderson, Herbert
Title Mighty Stories, Dangerous Rituals : Weaving Together the Human and the Divine
Imprint San Francisco : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2001
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (225 pages)
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Note Mighty Stories, Dangerous Rituals -- Contents -- Preface -- The Authors -- PART ONE Of Stories and Rituals -- 1. The Power of Storytelling -- 2. Ritualizing Our Stories -- 3. Connecting Divine and Human Narratives -- PART TWO Milestones in Life Marked by Stories and Rituals -- 4. Welcoming the Child -- 5. Preparing for Marriage -- 6. Encountering Death -- PART THREE Transforming Stories and Rituals -- 7. Creating New Rituals -- 8. Revitalizing Rituals with Stories -- 9. Reconciling Stories and Rituals -- Epilogue -- References -- Further Reading -- Index
Bringing together two of our greatest sources of meaning and transformation This book marries two partners that are made for each other. The result, as in all good unions, is mutual enrichment and deeper life. --Jack Shea, author of Stories of God Now available in paperback, this moving and enlightening book presents us with a compelling vision of what can happen when we take the opportunity to connect stories and rituals--a vision of individuals and communities transformed through a deeper sense of connection to our loved ones, our communities, and God. Herbert Anderson and Edward Foley reveal how when stories and rituals work together, they have the potential to be both mighty and dangerous--mighty in their ability to lift us up and help us make these connections beyond ourselves and dangerous in challenging us to learn to live with complexity and contradiction. They show how much more meaningful a baptism, wedding, or funeral can be when liturgy is made to include and recognize the personal stories of those involved. Suddenly, these familiar life-cycle rituals are infused with new life as their participants become connected in a narrative web linking past and present, human and divine. Newly created rituals can also help us connect our stories to the divine story, giving meaning to what we experience and bringing us closer to God. Ministers, worship leaders, and pastoral caregivers can use this approach to storytelling and ritual to find ways to bring together worship and pastoral care, diminishing fragmentation and fostering coherence in their religious communities
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Anderson, Herbert Mighty Stories, Dangerous Rituals : Weaving Together the Human and the Divine San Francisco : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2001 9780787956486
Subject Pastoral theology.;Storytelling -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.;Rites and ceremonies
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Alt Author Foley, Edward
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