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"Mapping uncharted territory within the examine of liturgy's previous, this ebook bargains a historical past to modern questions round gender and liturgical lifestyles. Berger appears at liturgy's prior in the course of the lens of gender background, understood as attending not just to the traditionally sought after binary of "men" and "women" yet to all gender identities, together with inter-sexed people, ascetic virgins, eunuchs, and priestly males. Drawing Read more...

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4 Yet without the development of gender history, we would in all likelihood continue to read this story as a marginal curiosity rather than as an intriguing witness to the complexity of gender differences as these are negotiated in lived liturgy. It is the latter reading that makes the story a fitting introduction to the task of the present chapter where I map the development in twentieth-century historiography from women’s history to the broader workings of gender history. I then sketch gender history’s key interpretive strategies, with a focus on their bearing on liturgical historiography, and conclude with some reflections on the commitments that ultimately motivate a gender-attentive inquiry into liturgy’s past.

Liturgiehistorische Forschungen in kulturwissenschaftlicher Absicht, ed. Hubertus Lutterbach and Thomas Flammer, Vergessene Theologen 1 (Münster: LIT Verlag, 2003). 32 Peter Browe, “Die Kommunion der Heiligen im Mittelalter,” in Die Eucharistie im Mittelalter, 199‒209, here 199f. , 119, see n. 46. 34 Peter Browe, Beiträge zur Sexualethik des Mittelalters, Breslauer Studien zur historischen Theologie 23 (Breslau: Verlag Müller and Seiffert, 1932). 28 Gender History in Liturgy’s Past—Why Not? 13 on the history of castration—only at first sight a seemingly arcane subject.

I disagree with West and Bradshaw on their neat distinction between nature and culture, as if what we conceive of as “nature” were a natural given and not socially constructed. 42 The example is from Robert F. Taft, “How Liturgies Grow: The Evolution of the Byzantine Divine Liturgy,” now included in his Beyond East and West: Problems in Liturgical Understanding, 2d ed. (Rome: Edizioni Orientalia Christiana, Pontifical Oriental Institute, 2001), 203f. 39 Gender History in Liturgy’s Past—Why Not?

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