Aims/Description: This module gives students the opportunity to explore how Christian liturgy relates to the culture(s) within which it originates and in which it is performed. The course will introduce students to current thinking on what constitutes human culture and how liturgy relates to the culture within which it is set, whether as a reflection of it or a way to foil it. The course will explore the processes of and motives for liturgical development and reform, the various ways that worship and the arts relate, and the quest for specifically Christian art forms.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Arts and Humanities IPO):

Teaching timetable


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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK