DANCING WITH EARLY CHRISTIANS

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Dancing In The Streets

Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
ISBN : 1429904658
Genre : History
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From the bestselling social commentator and cultural historian, a fascinating exploration of one of humanity's oldest traditions: the celebration of communal joy In the acclaimed Blood Rites, Barbara Ehrenreich delved into the origins of our species' attraction to war. Here, she explores the opposite impulse, one that has been so effectively suppressed that we lack even a term for it: the desire for collective joy, historically expressed in ecstatic revels of feasting, costuming, and dancing. Ehrenreich uncovers the origins of communal celebration in human biology and culture. Although sixteenth-century Europeans viewed mass festivities as foreign and "savage," Ehrenreich shows that they were indigenous to the West, from the ancient Greeks' worship of Dionysus to the medieval practice of Christianity as a "danced religion." Ultimately, church officials drove the festivities into the streets, the prelude to widespread reformation: Protestants criminalized carnival, Wahhabist Muslims battled ecstatic Sufism, European colonizers wiped out native dance rites. The elites' fear that such gatherings would undermine social hierarchies was justified: the festive tradition inspired French revolutionary crowds and uprisings from the Caribbean to the American plains. Yet outbreaks of group revelry persist, as Ehrenreich shows, pointing to the 1960s rock-and-roll rebellion and the more recent "carnivalization" of sports. Original, exhilarating, and deeply optimistic, Dancing in the Streets concludes that we are innately social beings, impelled to share our joy and therefore able to envision, even create, a more peaceable future.
Category: History

Guidelines To Starting And Maintaining A Church Dance Ministry

Author : Denita Hedgeman
ISBN : 9781602470194
Genre : Religion
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As dance ministries and liturgical dance groups pop up throughout the world, misunderstandings arise from a lack of biblical knowledge. In The Guidelines to Starting and Maintaining a Dance Ministry in the Church, Dr. Denita Hedgeman educates ministries and leaders on the biblical foundations of dance ministry development to enhance worship, and helps established dance ministries find new life and inspiration. Not only addressing the practical application of dance ministries, Dr. Hedgeman gets to the heart of the matter, Is dance ministry fully accepted in the church today? providing readers with a functional, scripturally-based guide to worshipping God through the art of dance.
Category: Religion

Dancing In The Dark Revised Edition

Author : Graham Buxton
ISBN : 9781498221160
Genre : Religion
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Christians are often tempted to encapsulate God in their own little boxes, as if God could be tied down to our finite way of thinking. But we can neither domesticate nor fully understand God, for theology has a lot to do with coming to terms with the mystery of God. This revised edition of Dancing in the Dark--shaped, as in the first edition, by the two overarching themes of God as Trinity and a theology of participation--embraces the notion of mystery in presenting a compelling vision of seeing all things finally united within the inner life of God. As we engage in Christian ministry, we are summoned to participate as grace-filled faith communities in the triune God's immeasurably loving and healing work in the world, leading those who are in darkness into an awareness of the God who imparts life in all its glorious abundance, that which is so . . . and a journey into the mystery of that which is to come. The liberating ministry of the gospel is both a declaration and an invitation--an invitation to the dance!
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Folk Dancing

Author : Erica Nielsen
ISBN : 9780313376887
Genre : Performing Arts
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· Presents information based upon hundreds of candid interviews and informal conversations with folk dancers across the country · Provides a timeline of dance trends in North America as related to the folk dance movement · Features diagrams of dance formations such as square dance, quadrilles, and contra dance as well as illustrations showing dance positions and community dance events from pre-20th century sources · Presents original photographs and images collected from interviewees to illustrate different facets of recreational dance communities · Contains a bibliography of resources that covers a broad scope of folk dance history as well as specific recreational communities · Includes a glossary of commonly used folk dance terms
Category: Performing Arts

Music In Ancient Judaism And Early Christianity

Author : John Arthur Smith
ISBN : 1409409074
Genre : Music
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John Arthur Smith presents the first full-length study of music among the ancient Israelites, the ancient Jews and the early Christians in the Mediterranean lands during the period from 1000 BCE to 400 CE. He considers the physical, religious and social setting of the music, and how the music was performed. The book serves as a reliable introduction as well as being an invaluable guide through one of the most complex periods of music history.
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The Divine Dance

Author : Richard Rohr
ISBN : 9780281078165
Genre : Religion
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The Trinity is supposed to be the central, foundational doctrine of our entire Christian belief system, yet we're often told that we shouldn't attempt to understand it because it is a ‘mystery’. Should we presume to try to breach this mystery? If we could, how would it transform our relationship with God and renew our lives? The word Trinity is not found in the New Testament—it wasn't until the third century that early Christian father Tertullian coined it—but the idea of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit was present in Jesus' life and teachings and from the very beginning of the Christian experience. In the pages of this book, internationally recognized teacher Richard Rohr circles around this most paradoxical idea as he explores the nature of God—circling around being an apt metaphor for this mystery we're trying to apprehend. Early Christians who came to be known as the ‘Desert Mothers and Fathers’ applied the Greek verb perichoresis to the mystery of the Trinity. The best translation of this odd-sounding word is dancing. Our word choreography comes from the same root. Although these early Christians gave us some highly conceptualized thinking on the life of the Trinity, the best they could say, again and again, was, Whatever is going on in God is a flow—it's like a dance. But God is not a dancer—He is the dance itself. That idea might sound novel, but it is about as traditional as you can get. God is the dance itself, and He invites you to be a part of that dance. Are you ready to join in?
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