Consecration of the World as Liturgical Act

  • David W. Fagerberg Notre Dame University, Department of Theology
Keywords: New evangelization; liturgy; world; consecration


This article intends to coordinate sacramental liturgy with the liturgy of life by interrelating a number of themes. Evident in the combination of topics in the theology is the typical Catholic approach of “both/and”: church and world, liturgy and the secular, mystagogy and evangelization, sacred and the profane, liturgical participation and mission, liturgical renewal and renewing the face of the earth. This article shows the new evangelization through the lens of liturgy. How does the new evangelization relate to history and eternity, cosmos and parousia, spiritual renewal and embodied action?


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