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Author Hughes, Graham, 1937-2015.
Title Worship as meaning : a liturgical theology for late modernity / Graham Hughes.
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Series Cambridge studies in Christian doctrine ; 10
Cambridge studies in Christian doctrine ; 10.
Subject Liturgics.
Meaning (Philosophy) -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Description 1 online resource (vii, 330 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-320) and index.
Contents Meaning in worship -- Meaning and modernity -- Comprehending meaning -- The liturgical sign (i) -- The liturgical sign (ii) -- Sign-production, sign-reception -- Liturgical theology -- At the edge of the known.
Summary How, in this Christian age of belief, can we draw sense from the ritual acts of Christians assembled in worship? Convinced that people shape their meanings from the meanings available to them, Graham Hughes inquires into liturgical constructions of meaning within the larger cultural context of late twentieth-century meaning theory. Major theories of meaning are examined in terms of their contribution or hindrance to this meaning making: analytic philosophy, phenomenology, structuralism and deconstruction. Drawing particularly upon the work of Charles Peirce, Hughes turns to semiotic theory to analyse the construction, transmission and apprehension of meaning within an actual worship service. Finally the book analyses the ways in which various worshipping styles of western Christianity undertake this meaning making.
ISBN 9780511675041 (electronic bk.)
0511675046 (electronic bk.)
9780511671791 (e-book)
0511671792 (e-book)
9780511615481 (ebook)
0511615485 (ebook)
0521828511 (hbk.)
0521535573 (pbk.)
9780521828512 (hardback)
9780521535571 (pbk.)
OCLC # 667086356
Additional Format Print version: Hughes, Graham, 1937- Worship as meaning. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003 9780521828512 (DLC) 2003040950 (OCoLC)51460756