New PDF release: A Precious Fountain: Music in the Worship of an African

By Mary E. McGann

ISBN-10: 0814662072

ISBN-13: 9780814662076

A beneficial Fountain is a piece of liturgical ethnography that probes the wealthy liturgical lifetime of one worshiping neighborhood whose roots and practices are instantly Black and Catholic, utilizing tune as a prime lens wherein to discover the community's liturgy and embodied theology. Our girl of Lourdes neighborhood in San Francisco is a part of a bigger occasion within the American church: the emergence of a brand new paradigm of Catholic worship, person who is "authentically Black and really Catholic."
Mary E. McGann, RSCJ, describes how the song worship of Our girl of Lourdes in San Francisco not just enriches that neighborhood but additionally is an instance of the way a theology of song is practiced in that parish. She deals this new style of liturgical literature that brings to mild how God's Spirit is operating within the church buildings in the course of the idioms, perceptions, and insights of particular ethno-cultural groups during this time of big cultural swap and globalization.
Mary E. McGann, RSCJ, PhD, is assistant professor of liturgy and song on the Franciscan college of Theology at Berkeley. She is the writer of Exploring song as Worship and Theology and co-author with Edward Foley, Capuchin, of Music within the Eucharistic Prayer published by way of Liturgical Press.  

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