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In Fragments of the Real Presence, Berger shows how a feminist reclaiming of the Christian liturgical tradition might return that tradition to its spiritual roots, taking seriously the faith of devout Christians, male and female, throughout the centuries. Very highly recommended, especially for pastors and others involved in crafting liturgy for Christian communities.

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Fragments of Real Presence: Liturgical Traditions in the Hands of Women. Convinced that reconstructing the history of women at worship will offer a new vision of the place of the women?s liturgical movement within liturgical history as a whole, Berger puts this contemporary movement on a continuum of women at worship, which is a continuum of struggle against the historic marginalization of women in most liturgical contexts. As this struggle has come to the forefront today, Women?s Ways of Worship provides a context for change, with women themselves being agents of both the questioning and the transformation.

Professor of Liturgical Studies & Thomas Golden Professor of Catholic Theology. In the past, I have written extensively on liturgy and women's lives, see for example Dissident Daughters: Feminist Liturgies in Global Context (2001); Fragments of Real Presence: Liturgical Traditions in the Hands of Women (2005); Gender Differences and the Making of Liturgical History (2011). I also co-produced a video documentary, Worship in Women’s Hands (2007). Other scholarly interests of mine are the hymns of Charles Wesley and the liturgical thought of the nineteenth-century Anglo-Catholic revival.

Profile of Teresa BERGER, author of @ Worship: Berger, My. .In the past, I have written extensively on liturgy and women's lives, see for example Dissident Daughters: Feminist Liturgies in Global.

Profile of Teresa BERGER, author of @ Worship: Berger, My scholarly interests lie in the fields of constructive theology and liturgical studies (I hold doctorates in both). My scholarly interests lie in the fields of constructive theology and liturgical studies (I hold doctorates in both).

Professor Teresa Berger, Dr. Paul F. Bradshaw, Dr. Dave Leal. Mapping uncharted territory in the study of liturgy's past, this book offers a history to contemporary questions around gender and liturgical life. Teresa Berger looks at liturgy's past through the lens of gender history, understood as attending not only to the historically prominent binary of "men" and "women" but to all gender identities, including inter-sexed persons, ascetic virgins, eunuchs, and priestly men.

Teresa Berger is Professor of Liturgical Studies at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School. More recently, a number of her compositions appear in Teresa Berger’s Fragments of Real Presence, in a chapter containing a liturgy for Hildegard of Bingen. She holds doctorates in both dogmatic theology and in liturgical studies, and taught theology on the faculty of Duke Divinity School for 22 years. Berger grew up in post-World-War II Germany and studied at St. John’s College, Nottingham, and the Universities of Mainz, Heidelberg, Münster, and Geneva.

With this book, Berger provides a model of engagement with a multitude of practices that can no longer be ignored. I recommend this book to fellow liturgical scholars and anyone interested in the trajectory of Christian worship in the twenty-first century.

Liturgy, Worship and Society Series With this book, Berger provides a model of engagement with a multitude of practices that can no longer be ignored. Berger divides her book into six chapters. The first chapter deals with the overarching methodological questions that play out in the remaining five. Berger’s insights can easily extend to those tasked with spiritual and leadership formation in the digital environment.

Teresa Berger is Professor of Liturgical Studies at Yale University's Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity . Teresa Berger has written extensively on liturgy and gender in the past.

Teresa Berger is Professor of Liturgical Studies at Yale University's Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School. She holds doctorates in both liturgical studies and in systematic theology; her scholarly interests lie at the intersection of those fields with gender history.

Two-time Catholic Press Award winner. What do the feasts of the liturgical year look like when seen from the perspective of women? How do traditions become enriched when we remember the women who have handed them down? From "Clare and Clairol" to "The Making of Love: An ABC," Fragments of Real Presence, from the Yale professor silenced by the Vatican, offers us a rich landscape of insights throughout the liturgical calendar. Each fragment is a different kind of meditation—a hymn, a theological reflection, a historical discussion, a poem—giving us new ways to see with the eyes of women past and present. From their experience, our own spiritual experience of the traditions and the possibilities for the future will be enhanced and deepened.

Fragments of Real Presence: Liturgical Traditions in the Hands of Women epub download

ISBN13: 978-0824522957

ISBN: 0824522958

Author: Teresa Berger

Category: Christian Books

Subcategory: Christian Living

Language: English

Publisher: The Crossroad Publishing Company (May 1, 2005)

Pages: 280 pages

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Uaha
There has been great anticipation for this book in women's scholarly circles. Teresa Berger, currently an associate professor at Duke University Divinity School, is best known as a world-class historian of Christian liturgy. Throughout her remarkably productive writing career, however, she has also written and spoken widely and well on a number of theological themes of direct interest to Christian women. So there is a sense of anticipation knowing that a serious English language work (many of her works have appeared in German) has been about to appear.

At its most basic level, Fragments of Real Presence takes us along the liturgical year through the eyes of women. Said in that way, however, the book might sound like one of those tired, overwrought projects in feminist reconstruction that give feminism a bad name. While you'll simply have to read the book to understand what makes it different, here's one attempt at explaining it. Berger doesn't simply describe a different way of looking at things. She performs it. She carries us into the middle of it all. And she is a skilled enough writer to do this. She can move effortlessly between pure poetry, popular description, and scholarly reflection. The more we read, the more we really start to enter into the world she is offering us, a world where liturgical forms are not the enemy of women's experience but a way of coming to understand it more richly.

Each reader will have his/her own favorite pieces. I was drawn to one piece weaving together an iconic representation of Mary and the real-life story of a woman who proved herself a dangerous caregiver lacking "maternal" skills. I also adored The ABCs that come near the end of the book -- they are a sort of glossary about love, more romantic than you'd expect from a scholar, and more honest and truth-telling than you get from romantics. I think most readers will also be especially drawn to the Advent and Christmas reflections, and those around Holy Week.

As I mention in the headline, the book has been worth the wait. It does not offer an easily digested concept or catch-phrase that students can write in their notebooks, and so it may not be destined to have the overt influence that some great works have. But it should have a long life as a goad to reflection as well as an example of truly poetic writing. Berger has "handed" us something quite powerful, a new way of seeing and thinking about a tradition that we too often see in limiting and restricting ways.
Uaha
There has been great anticipation for this book in women's scholarly circles. Teresa Berger, currently an associate professor at Duke University Divinity School, is best known as a world-class historian of Christian liturgy. Throughout her remarkably productive writing career, however, she has also written and spoken widely and well on a number of theological themes of direct interest to Christian women. So there is a sense of anticipation knowing that a serious English language work (many of her works have appeared in German) has been about to appear.

At its most basic level, Fragments of Real Presence takes us along the liturgical year through the eyes of women. Said in that way, however, the book might sound like one of those tired, overwrought projects in feminist reconstruction that give feminism a bad name. While you'll simply have to read the book to understand what makes it different, here's one attempt at explaining it. Berger doesn't simply describe a different way of looking at things. She performs it. She carries us into the middle of it all. And she is a skilled enough writer to do this. She can move effortlessly between pure poetry, popular description, and scholarly reflection. The more we read, the more we really start to enter into the world she is offering us, a world where liturgical forms are not the enemy of women's experience but a way of coming to understand it more richly.

Each reader will have his/her own favorite pieces. I was drawn to one piece weaving together an iconic representation of Mary and the real-life story of a woman who proved herself a dangerous caregiver lacking "maternal" skills. I also adored The ABCs that come near the end of the book -- they are a sort of glossary about love, more romantic than you'd expect from a scholar, and more honest and truth-telling than you get from romantics. I think most readers will also be especially drawn to the Advent and Christmas reflections, and those around Holy Week.

As I mention in the headline, the book has been worth the wait. It does not offer an easily digested concept or catch-phrase that students can write in their notebooks, and so it may not be destined to have the overt influence that some great works have. But it should have a long life as a goad to reflection as well as an example of truly poetic writing. Berger has "handed" us something quite powerful, a new way of seeing and thinking about a tradition that we too often see in limiting and restricting ways.
Mitynarit
My friend Kay and I, having been privileged participants in one of Professor Berger's seminars at Duke Divinity School, read the Introduction to this volume together and found ourselves profoundly moved by the reflections of this great Catholic Christian scholar. Fragments of Real Presence is the ideal book for women's study groups -- the attractive physical size of the book as well its user-friendly text and font is an added pleasure -- and promises to provide many sleepless nights for those moved to explore more deeply the movement of women in and through the Christian faith community.
Mitynarit
My friend Kay and I, having been privileged participants in one of Professor Berger's seminars at Duke Divinity School, read the Introduction to this volume together and found ourselves profoundly moved by the reflections of this great Catholic Christian scholar. Fragments of Real Presence is the ideal book for women's study groups -- the attractive physical size of the book as well its user-friendly text and font is an added pleasure -- and promises to provide many sleepless nights for those moved to explore more deeply the movement of women in and through the Christian faith community.
Tegore
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. Sometimes books on feminism are loaded with feminist theory and loose with history. This one is solid: rich in the facts, accessible, and well organized. It would be good for a classroom and as a resource for ministers throughout the liturgical calendar. Read and enjoy.
Tegore
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. Sometimes books on feminism are loaded with feminist theory and loose with history. This one is solid: rich in the facts, accessible, and well organized. It would be good for a classroom and as a resource for ministers throughout the liturgical calendar. Read and enjoy.