The New Cosmology and its Impact on Theology and Worship
Nothing in the last 25 years has changed the complexion of theology as much as the integration of the New Science and Scientific Cosmology into traditional topics of Christian Theology. During this program we will explore the theological paradigm shift to a New Cosmology and how that shift might take form in Liturgical Worship. We will also look at theological principles of Christian worship and create new prayers that take the New Cosmology into account.
Resource Person: Catherine Vincie, RSHM, PhD, is a member of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Eastern America for which she serves as a Provincial Councilor. She received her PhD in Liturgical Studies from The Catholic University of America in 1990, and has been on the faculty of the Aquinas Institute of Theology at St. Louis MO, from 1995 – 2015. She is author of Worship and the New Cosmology (Liturgical Press, 2014), which will be used as a basis for this program. She is a memberof the North American Academy of Liturgy, serving as President in 2012, and the Catholic Academy of Liturgy. She was a guest member of the ICEL Advisory Board from 1998-2000.