Liturgical Aesthetics

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The aesthetic dimensions of Christian worship encompass not only written liturgies and rubrics, but also the ways in which the liturgy is brought to life. This article addresses the rich and varied ways that these aesthetic dimensions are realized, including the liturgical expressions of time and space, the visual and the aural, the cognitive and emotional, the eternal and the culture-bound.

The term aesthetics derives from a Greek root meaning "of or pertaining to things perceptible by the...


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