The object and aim of multi-disciplinary liturgical research

Wepener, Cas (2006)

CITATION: Wepener, C. 2006. The object and aim of multi-disciplinary Liturgical research. Scriptura, 93(0):384-397, doi:10.7833/93-0-1377.

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Set against the backdrop of the current hiatus concerning an anthropological approach in the study of Liturg within Protestant (Reformed) liturgical research, this article firstly argues for a very specific object (rituals) as well as aim (liturgia condenda) for liturgical research. Thereafter it is shown how such an object and aim call for a multi-disciplinary research design. The research design of Paul Post is then presented and applied to the authors' proposed research. The article argues that such an approach towards the study of Liturgy is not only attainable, but also important for theologically and anthropologically justifiable liturgical renewal.

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