n HTS : Theological Studies - Concrete spirituality : original research




This article reflects on a number of liturgical innovations in the worship of Melodi ya Tshwane, an inner-city congregation of the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa (URCSA). The focus of the innovations was to implement the understanding of justice in , a confessional standard of the URCSA. The basic contention of the article is that well designed liturgies that facilitate experiences of beauty can nurture a concrete spirituality to mobilise urban church members for a justice-seeking lifestyle. After exploring the message of , the article analyses eight liturgical features of Melodi ya Tshwane, showing how beauty and justice interact in those acts of worship.


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