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Transforming Our Days: Spirituality, Community and Liturgy in a Technological Culture

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In answer to the persistence of technology, Giallardetz calls for a contemporary Christian spirituality marked by the search for God in our daily engagements and an asceticism that cultivates the paschal rhythms of life and death. These are cultivated, say Gaillardetz, by the distinctive practices of the Christian community, especially the celebrations of the liturgy.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 25th 2000 by Crossroad Publishing Company (first published April 2000)
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Madison
Dec 09, 2016 Madison rated it really liked it
Didn't understand some of the Catholic terminology, but really, really loved the sections on needing a new "mystagogy" and a new "asceticism" in an age of grace-as-Sunday-infusion and the avoidance of suffering. Best quote was on hyper-reality from a Micheal Creighton novel:

“Sometimes I look around my living room, and the most real thing in the room is the television. It’s bright and vivid, and the rest of my life looks drab. So I turn the damn thing off. That does it every time. Get my life bac
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Alyssa-Rae Hug
Mar 17, 2013 Alyssa-Rae Hug rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
While Gaillardetz concludes his argument about communal spirituality within the Church sufficiently, I am not convinced. My major critique of his entire argument is that he begins from a position assuming that his reader is not only Roman Catholic, but believes in the exact same interpretations of Christianity as he does. Any Roman Catholic will tell you that it is a religion that can be analyzed and practically applied to one’s life in any number of ways, and the fact that Gaillardetz does not ...more
Joe Zeniewicz
Sep 10, 2014 Joe Zeniewicz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I agree with the author that technology is completely rue shaping our lives but find I am not nearly as pessimistic about it as he is. Perhaps that is because I've recently retired from a career in IT and have been involved my whole life in what technology can do for us. But it may also be that in retirement I tend to avoid technology as much as possible because dealing with it is too much like being back at work. Either way I found the book to be an interesting read.
Chelsea Neubecker
This was required reading for a course I'm taking, The Catholic Experience (Catholic Studies minor capstone). I thoroughly enjoyed it and was surprised that I liked it so much. Gaillardetz writes in a style that relates to any reader, and his points touch home.
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