Liturgy and Biblical Interpretation: The Sanctus and the Qedushah

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Liturgy and Biblical Interpretation: The Sanctus and the Qedushah

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What happens to the Bible when it is used in worship? What does music, choreography, the stringing together of texts, and the architectural setting itself, do to our sense of what the Bible means–and how does that influence our reading of it outside of worship? In Liturgy and Biblical Interpretation, Sebastian Selv?n answers questions concerning how the Hebrew Bible is used in Jewish and Christian liturgical traditions and the impact this then has on biblical studies. This work addresses the neglect of liturgy and ritual in reception studies and makes the case that liturgy is one of the major influential forms of biblical reception. The case text is Isaiah 6:3 and its journey through the history of worship.

By looking at the Qedushah liturgies in Ashkenazi Judaism and the Sanctus in three church traditions–(pre-1969) Roman Catholicism, Anglicanism (the Church of England), and Lutheranism (Martin Luther, and the Church of Sweden)–influential lines of receptio