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dc.contributor.authorGrant, Euan Alexander
dc.identifier.citationGrant , E A 2019 , ' An eschatological critique of Catherine Pickstock’s Liturgical Theology ' , New Blackfriars , vol. 100 , no. 1089 , pp. 493-508 .
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dc.description.abstractCatherine Pickstock’s After Writing sets out to provide an account of liturgical time, subjectivity, and worship which is capable of surpassing the deconstruction of each of these in modernity and postmodernity. Her account of the way in which each of these is treated in the old Roman Rite, however, accentuates elements of ambiguity and deferral which erase two significant elements of traditional Catholic treatments of eschatology. The iterative element of growth and progress in holiness and Christian virtue is subsumed by continuous emphasis on ambiguity and deferral, while the promise of real eschatological novelty - that God seen now only in signs will be seen later face to face - is dissolved by an excessive valorisation of liturgical presence in the mode of signs. In order to avoid a postmodern reduction, then, it is better to embrace the liturgical vision of Joseph Ratzinger, in which liturgy and eschatology are both separated and united as different modalities of the presence of Christ, in which temporal liturgical life not only participates in but is directed towards a greater future fulfilment in the eschatological presence of God.
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dc.subjectCatherine Pickstocken
dc.subjectJoseph Ratzingeren
dc.subjectBR Christianityen
dc.titleAn eschatological critique of Catherine Pickstock’s Liturgical Theologyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Divinityen
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