Where Two or Three Are Gathered

Liturgy and the Moral Life

By Harmon L. Smith

Where Two or Three Are Gathered

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  • ISBN: 9781597526074
  • Pages: 280
  • Publication Date: 12/2/2004
  • Retail Price: $30.00
Web Price: $24.00
Web Price: $24.00

Where Two or Three Are Gathered

Liturgy and the Moral Life

By Harmon L. Smith

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781597526074
  • Pages: 280
  • Publication Date: 12/2/2004
  • Retail Price: $30.00
Web Price: $24.00

About-

Written for a broadly ecumenical audience, 'Where Two or Three Are Gathered' explores what Harmon Smith calls the "universe of discourse" between the language of Christian worship and the language of morals. Following the customary order of the church's liturgy, Smith demostrates how worship is meant to engender personal and social holiness, and how, for example, prayer, the eucharist, and baptism are inextricably tied to our moral understanding of such searing and conflicted issues as captital punishment, pacifism and warfare, surrogacy, and physician-assisted suicide.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"The divorce of liturgy from ethics is, according to Harmon Smith, contrived and mistaken. In this conviction, growing out of collaborative teaching with Stanley Hauerwas, Smith explores how and why Christian liturgy both teaches and celebrates. Here is a book to challenge all separationist and accommodationist views of Christianity and the contemporary world. These pages will provoke a new level of discussion in the church and the academy alike."

- Don E. Saliers, Professor of Theology and Worship, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

Contributors-

Harmon L. Smith

Bio(s)-

Harmon L. Smith is Professor Emeritus at Duke Divinity School and the Department of Community & Family Medicine at Duke University.

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