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Title: A reading of Deuteronomy as a model of continuity, adaptation and innovation for contemporary discussions of Anglican liturgy
Author: Corcoran, Jennifer Miriam
ISNI:       0000 0004 6494 7762
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 2017
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This work examines the important question of why there is deadlock in current Anglican discussions of fresh expressions of church. The study outlines the different perspectives represented by Mission-shaped Church and For the Parish, and how the discussions up to this point, in focusing on ecclesiology as a methodological approach, have not provided a way of bringing people together. This study will argue that a liturgical methodological approach provides a more appropriate model for discussion of mission in an Anglican context, and that a liturgical paradigm of continuity, adaptation and innovation presents a positive approach that can bring both sides of the current debate together. Up to this point, there has been a lack of thorough biblical research in this debate, and therefore the paradigm of continuity, adaptation and innovation will be based on a liturgical reading of Deuteronomy. This text is particularly appropriate given the way in which the narrative context shows the community responding to the change from a nomadic to agrarian lifestyle. The work undertakes a detailed liturgical reading of Deuteronomy 6 and 26, providing a more rigorous definition of the term liturgical and applying it to demonstrate the presence of continuity of community practices alongside adaptation of those practices and innovation in introducing new practices. It is these three strands of continuity, adaptation and innovation that are used in providing a paradigm of community change and transition that responds to the initial question and provides a means of holding together a variety of perspectives and seeking a way forwards.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BS The Bible ; BX Christian denominations