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Title: An Easter Triduum for the Taiwan Lutheran Church
Author: Chang, Y. C.
Awarding Body: University of Cambridge
Current Institution: University of Cambridge
Date of Award: 2000
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The Taiwan Lutheran Church doses not have an official Triduum liturgy. The same is true of its mother churches: the various western Lutheran churches. However, because of the recent tendency toward ecumenism, the modern western Lutheran churches have shown great interest in adapting the traditional Triduum liturgy into their liturgical services, but the Taiwan Lutheran Church has not shown such an interest. What this dissertation does is to propose a Triduum liturgy that could be used in the Taiwan Lutheran Church. To suggest a Triduum liturgy for the Taiwan Lutheran Church requires a historical survey of the Triduum liturgy from the first century until modern time, which includes the origin and the development of the traditional Triduum liturgy, the theology of Luther on traditional Triduum liturgy, the practice of the Triduum liturgy in the early Lutheran churches and the subsequent disappearance of the Triduum liturgy in the Lutheran churches, and the restoration of the traditional Triduum liturgy in the modern Lutheran churches of the west, especially in America. After the background discussion of the Triduum liturgy, this dissertation moves on to the discussion of the modern situation in Taiwan and in the Taiwan Lutheran Church which involves a consideration of inculturation: what elements of Christianity and of the liturgy are appropriate for and will be accepted in a Chinese cultural context? This dissertation concludes with some suggestions for a new Triduum liturgy for the Taiwan Lutheran Church, and these suggestions eventually can fit the multiple nature of the Taiwan Lutheran Church as a 'modern', 'Chinese', and 'Lutheran' church.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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