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Dancing and Being Religious
Dr Alex Tang
Towards a World Theology (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1981), he likened embracing a religion as
taking part in a dance.
pattern does not become a dance until someone dances it.”
This is so true. We can study a religious text or be an observer in a religious ceremony. Unless and until
we move off our high horses and come down to ground level and take part in the dance, we would never
understand what religion is about. We can learn the steps and the form but it is in doing that we truly experience what religion
doctrines, rituals, symbols and the meta-narrative of the religion. In other world, we need to know their story.
determines how we embrace the religion.
influence our embracing the religion.
is unique. No two persons can have the same religious experience. Being religious take on a distinctive and unique character
for each one of us. This promises to be interesting as we take to the dance floor with the Lord of the dance.
Being religious in the dance gives us an alternative way of seeing life, of
being and of living.
Soli Deo Gloria
"treat, heal, and comfort always"
"spiritual forming disciples of Jesus Christ with informed minds, hearts on fire and contemplative in actions"
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