P845 Worship and Culture: On the Brink of Chaos

A short drive through the city and you will see a number of churches with Black Lives Matter signs posted on their properties or O&A decals with rainbow flags. How do such “charged” statements find their landing among worshiping communities and how are worship and liturgy informed by and informing such proclamations? How might we think about worship itself as a sight of political formation and mobilization?  What are the assumptions undergirding such an orientation? Is it possible and or necessary for worship and liturgy to be a political or beyond political discourse?  This course will explore worship and liturgy as political theology.  This course will begin online on Monday, July 9, 2018, with two weeks of online class, one week of face-to-face instruction July 23 – 27, concluding a last week online, July 27 – August 3.

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