Pre-Debate Analysis 1
Resolution: “Memory” is the best term to describe the Introductory Rites of the Eucharist.
- Using the “Order of Mass,” the “General Instruction of the Roman Missal” (GIRM), and your notes from class, present an outline of the Introductory Rites of the Eucharist.
- In 2-4 sentences, describe what the history of the Introductory Rites tells us about the meaning of the Introductory Rites. In your description, be sure to note a few (2 or so) examples from the history of the Introductory Rites that emphasize your point.
- In 1 sentence, define “corporate memory,” and in 2-3 sentences, explain how article 2 of the Liturgy Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium (SC) helps us to understand this term. In your explanation on SC, n. 2, be sure to use concrete examples or quotes from the text.
- In 2-4 sentences, explain the meaning of the following claim: liturgical memory includes psychological memory, but liturgical memory is also more than psychological memory. In your explanation, incorporate (and use correctly!) the terms “anamnesis” and “enact/participate/perpetuate.”
- Write a 2-3 page “constructive” statement that either affirms the prompt.
#1. see Order of Mass, nn. 1-9 (TRS.340 p. 43ff); find this under Roman Missal
GIRM, nn. 46-54 (TRS.340 p. 21ff); find this under Roman Missal
Driscoll, What Happens, pp. 17-28
#2. see “Slides – History of the Introductory Rites” (posted on BB)
#3. on “corporate memory,” see Irwin, Models, pp. 67-73;
SC can be accessed via BB under the “Notes & Resources” section (“Vatican II – Sacrosanctum Concilium)
#4. on “anamnesis” and “enact/participate/perpetuate” see Irwin, Models, pp. 122-129;
Kahnemann’s talk can be accessed via BB under the “Unit I” section (“Kahnemann – Memory”)
#5. see the Debate Instructions, page 2, especially the notes on “Preparing a Constructive”