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The language of liturgy

June 28, 2015

Lord Williams.

Lord Williams.

“One of the reasons we are so bad these days at the language of scriptural translation and the language of liturgy is, I suspect, the terrible and false universalism of global culture and atomised humanitarianism, our peculiarities smoothed out by the promises of a universal distributive justice and (what in fact sits very awkwardly with the former) a universal set of consumerist goals, homogenised objects of desire the world over. Our speech betrayeth us.”


Rowan Williams, Anglican Identities (Cambridge, Mass. : Cowley Publications, 2003), 23.

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