The living word in daily life : N.F.S. Grundtvig's eucharistic theology and hymnody as influenced by Irenaeus and Luther /

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Author / Creator:Freese, Gretchen Marie, author.
Description:xiii, 171 leaves ; 29 cm
Subject:Grundtvig, N. F. S. -- (Nicolai Frederik Severin), -- 1783-1872.
Grundtvig, N. F. S. -- (Nicolai Frederik Severin), -- 1783-1872. -- Hymns.
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Notes:"February, 2018."
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 2018.
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 161-171)
committed to retain from JKM Seminaries Library 2023 JKM University of Chicago Library
Summary:This dissertation explores N.F.S. Grundtvig's Eucharistic hymnody to elucidate his Eucharist theology which informs his ecclesiology. Grundtvig expresses his Eucharistic theology, which he developed from his reading of Irenaeus and Luther, through his Eucharistic hymnody. He does this in order to call the singer-congregant to the Living Word of God in Scripture, the Living Word of God at the Table, and the Living Word of God as the gathered assembly. This is the same Living Word expressed in and through the gathered assembly's daily life where God's relevance is made known throughout time and space. The first chapter of this dissertation gives a brief history of Grundtvig's life, theological perspectives, and theology. The second chapter explores the influence of St. Irenaeus of Lyon and Dr. Martin Luther on the development of Grundtvig's Eucharistic and incarnational theology. The third chapter provides an overview of the liturgy in general and its essential connection to hymnody using some of Grundtvig's Eucharistic hymns to highlight his Eucharist theology as part of his Ecclesiology.