Liturgical gratitude to God
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Gratitude to God is a core component of Christian liturgy; along with the countless hymns which express attitudes of thanks to God, Christian liturgy often includes acts of spoken gratitude, as well as prayers of thanksgiving. We argue that two aspects of liturgical gratitude distinguish it from gratitude more generally. First, liturgical gratitude is always scripted, leading to the worry that those who express gratitude do so disingenuously. Secondly, liturgical gratitude is always social in some way, as our gratitude is drawn into the worship of the community of the Church. The paper provides an account of liturgical gratitude that explores these two key distinctive features.
Cockayne , J & Salter , G 2022 , ' Liturgical gratitude to God ' , Religions , vol. 13 , 795 . https://doi.org/10.3390/rel13090795
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DescriptionThis research This research was generously funded by the John Templeton Foundation, Grant No. 61513.
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