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1 The transformative possibilities and challenges for worship in contemporary culture

2 Introduction: I will rise

3 Possibilities of Worship Church worship treasures stores just one Click Away?

4 Challenges of Worship Worship as therapy & other epiphenomena

5 A Diagnosis? Commodification & Social Imagination & Agency Consumerism: Perverted Liturgies Theological Diagnosis: Misplaced Desire?

6 Possibilities for worship? Worship as ascetic Deepen Agency Unmask Agency Beyond aesthetics: ethics & politics

7 Addendum Avatar

8 Resources Books Miller, Vincent J.. Consuming Religion: Christian Faith And Practice in a Consumer Culture. London: Continuum International Publishing Group, Cavanaugh, William T.. Torture and Eucharist: Theology, Politics, and the Body of Christ (Challenges in Contemporary Theology). Challenges in contemporary theology. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Limited, Gregory, Eric. Politics and the Order of Love: An Augustinian Ethic of Democratic Citizenship. n.p.: University Of Chicago Press, Wannenwetsch, Bernd. Political Worship: Ethics for Christian Citizens (Oxford Studies in Theological Ethics). Oxford studies in theological ethics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, USA, O'Donovan, Oliver. Resurrection and Moral Order: An Outline for Evangelical Ethics. 2nd ed. n.p.: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, O'Donovan, Oliver. The Desire of the Nations: Rediscovering the Roots of Political Theology. n.p.: Cambridge University Press, Web Sites Avatar & the Movie Blues

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