For the Life of the World: Sacraments and Orthodoxy

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St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1973 - Religion - 151 pages
This book was originally written to serve as an outline for students in a discussion of the Christian "worldview." It suggests an approach to the world and to man's life in it that stems from the liturgical experience of the Orthodox Church. Alexander Schmemann understands issues such as secularism and Christian culture from the perspective of the unbroken experience of the Church, as revealed and communicated in her worship, in her liturgy -- the sacrament of the world, the sacrament of the Kingdom. - Publisher.
 

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User Review  - saintbedefg - www.librarything.com

One of the clearest and most penetrating books ever written on the nature of "sacrament." The first two chapters (as well as the final essay 'Worship in a Secular Age') contains one of the most ... Read full review

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User Review  - johnredmond - LibraryThing

A mind-altering book. A good chance that reading this book will change your understanding and approach to the sacraments. Schmemann is the very opposite of the kind of form/matter rigorism which if we ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
7
The Eucharist
23
The Time of Mission
47
Of Water and the Spirit
67
The Mystery of Love
81
Trampling Down Death by Death
95
And Ye Are Witnesses of These Things
107
Worship in a Secular Age
117
Sacrament and Symbol
135
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