Doctrine and aesthetics in French Christmas liturgical drama
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Doctrine and aesthetics in French Christmas liturgical drama

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Written in English


  • Christmas plays, Medieval -- History and criticism.,
  • Liturgical drama -- History and criticism.,
  • Drama, Medieval -- History and criticism.

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Statementby Sharon Reed Trachte.
SeriesPh. D. theses (State University of New York at Binghamton) -- no. 881
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 362 leaves ;
Number of Pages362
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22160550M

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Liturgical drama or religious drama, in its various Christian contexts, originates from the mass itself, and usually presents a relatively complex ritual that includes theatrical elements. In the Christian tradition, religious drama stemmed out of liturgy at the end of the Middle Ages (mostly the 15th century) in the form of mystery plays. The origin of the medieval drama was in religion. It. Liturgical drama, in the Middle Ages, type of play acted within or near the church and relating stories from the Bible and of the saints. Although they had their roots in the Christian liturgy, such plays were not performed as essential parts of a standard church service. The language of the. This language resonates throughout the book. It means that “doctrine proceeds from an authoritative script and gives direction as to how individuals and the church can perform fittingly in the drama” (p. 78). “Life is divine-human interactive theater,” he emphasizes, “and theology involves both what God has said and done for the world.   Clearly, Kevin Vanhoozer’s book The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical-Linguistic Approach to Christian Theology (Westminster John Knox, ) is not for the faint-hearted. It is a hermeneutical tour de force with ample Latin terms pressed into service (scientia, sapientia, habitus, theoria, technē, phronesis, et al., et al., ad nauseam; how about including a Glossary in any future .

Aestheticism, late 19th-century European arts movement which centred on the doctrine that art exists for the sake of its beauty alone, and that it need serve no political, didactic, or other purpose. The movement began in reaction to prevailing utilitarian social philosophies and to what was. Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition, Fourth Edition, explores the conceptual frameworks that have shaped musical development from antiquity to the present. In a lively narrative that prompts readers to think both critically and creatively, Douglass Seaton uses historical documents from thinkers, artists, and musicians to add rich detail to the compelling story of Western music.   "Liturgical drama" – within the church liturgy, the service Other religious dramas extended outside the church, in the vernacular [native language] {Top of Page} Earliest extant drama from the middle ages: a four-line dramatization of the resurrection, with direction for its performance.   Note: I often feel that Christmas programs are beautiful, and well meant, and certainly full of inspiring music, and powerful scripture. I love Christmas Sundays. But, I also often leave wondering why no one ever gives weight, more weight, and meaning to the actual doctrines of Christmas--the doctrines that make Christ's birth unique and His.

In the final part, contributors analyse five themes and topics, including the early church and its institutions, manuscript sources, the musical aesthetics of the Siècle des Lumières, and music at . The word structure of liturgical drama has many different variations as well. Mainly responsory, verse, antiphon, sequence and hymns were used for all the words expressed in the plays. Most of this monologue and dialogue singing is based off of Gregorian Chant during this time for liturgical drama as well (Wolanski 5).   This being so, the most likely point of contact was Paris, where Abelard returned in or so, and probably finally left only in Many of the rhythms and literary devices seen in The Play of Daniel could plausibly be ascribed to Abelardian influence, but the presence in the conductus "Cum doctorum et magorum" of the striking phrase in vestitu deaurato (where it manifestly disturbs the. The "Berean Research Institute" is a scripture-based, family-oriented area of cyber-space wherein men, women and children can research beliefs and doctrines that impact their assembly, ministry and/or personal encourage all to fear God and to keep his commandments by searching the scriptures daily and by being doers of the word. Many people today claim to be Christians, disciples of.