By Teresa Berger
"Mapping uncharted territory within the research of liturgy's earlier, this ebook bargains a historical past to modern questions round gender and liturgical lifestyles. Berger appears at liturgy's previous in the course of the lens of gender background, understood as attending not just to the traditionally favourite binary of "men" and "women" yet to all gender identities, together with inter-sexed folks, ascetic virgins, eunuchs, and priestly males. Drawing on ancient case reviews, Berger explores conventional basics resembling liturgical area and eucharistic perform and new methods of learning the past."--Provided by means of publisher. Read more...
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Methodologically, such reconfiguration happens by bringing the tools of gender history to the discipline of liturgical historiography. Two steps stand out, familiar from scholarly work in other fields that attended to these tasks earlier. First, the traditional interpretive strategies that have informed the writing of liturgical history become the subject of critical analysis (this was the burden of Chapter 1). Critical questions are raised about traditional liturgical historiography and its explanatory power: What is occluded in this history writing, given that what comes to be authorized as “facts of liturgical history” is always theory-specific?
1114 and the church in Menat. When the women around Robert of Arbrissel risked their lives by entering this sanctuary, they did not introduce gender into this liturgical space for the first time. Gender had marked liturgical life in Menat as long as gendered bodies had gathered there for worship, whether male (clerical and lay) bodies alone or women together with lay men. D. 1114 had become a saintly tradition, set in stone. In so doing, they created space for a different future. Gender Differences and the Making of Liturgical History seeks to follow in their footsteps.
10 With the emergence of gender history, analyses of sexual difference—that is: gender, gender systems, and gender hierarchies as these have marked the past—come alive. The expansion and shift are usually linked to the beginnings of third-wave feminism. Influenced by postmodernist, and especially poststructuralist (largely Foucauldian), thought and 7 A case in point is the many courses in church history that have simply added a number of references to women or women’s texts to an otherwise quite traditional narrative.
Gender differences and the making of liturgical history : lifting a veil on liturgy's past by Teresa Berger