Big topic, brief post.

At its core, the Liturgical Movement was about ecclesiology. Christian liturgy articulates a particular vision of the church – every Christian liturgical tradition does this. One of the central arguments of the Liturgical Movement was that liturgical practice reflected ecclesiology. Problems in liturgical life were more than problems with texts and practices; they reflected ecclesiological problems.

I’m not suggesting a simplistic one-to-one correlation between the two. Rather, I’m saying that questions about liturgical practice ultimately have to do with ecclesiology.

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