7 Why Eucharistic Adoration Disturbs Some Liturgists by James Hitchcock The recent revival of eucharistic adoration has, predictably, caused alarm in those liturgical circles for whom not many things qualify as a sacrilege but for whom the “reform of the reform” is one.
it is difficult to speak favorably about the devotion today.” It is a “doctrinal, theological, and spiritual step backwards” (National Catholic Reporter September 8, 2009 – blogs/essays-theology/perpetual-eucharistic-adoration).
As such this essay shows the curious effect of Soviet legacies on contemporary notions of religion and culture.
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Far from being influenced by Jansenism, before there even was a man named Cornelius Jansen, the Catholic Reformation exalted eucharistic adoration in order to counter the Protestant denial of the Real Presence.
Equally important, however, Trent also condemned precisely that highly pessimistic Protestant view of human nature that Jansenism came to embody.
I am currently Assistant Professor (tenured) in Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam and Senior Researcher in the ERC Funded program on Muslim Marriages.
Previously I worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the International Institute for the study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM) and was a Ph D fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. And what was modernity anyway, they asked: socialist ideals, capitalist consumption, or pious women fashionably tying their headscarves?
In this paper we discuss the defence mechanisms that are locally employed to ward off the danger that these ‘new’ religious movements represent.
Our focus on secular responses not only fills a gap in the available research (which has focused on religious renewal but largely ignored the ‘secular’ majority), but provides new perspectives on how to view the post-socialist religious landscape.