Liturgy as space for anticipation

Cilliers, Johan (2011-10)

CITATION: Cilliers, J. 2011. Liturgy as space for anticipation. HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 67(2): 1-7, doi: 10.4102/hts.v67i2.1020.

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This article proposes that the notion of liturgical space, understood in conjunction with the original Greek concept of space, is not only a quantitative, physical locality, but also a primary qualitative possibility for existence, a meaningful womb, a neighbourhood for imagination and a space for anticipation. Three consequences of this proposal are discussed, namely liturgy as waiting on the elusive presence (presence of absence) of God, celebration as (metaphorical) dance of hope, and the need for liturgical refiguring.

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