Deutungshoheit

Einer der Aspekte, die mich stets an Alt.Worship begeistert haben, ist der Facettenreichtum der Gottesdienste. Der Gottesdienst bietet unterschiedliche Ebenen und Deutungsmöglichkeiten an, es wird keine »Hauptaussage« angeboten, sondern vielmehr darauf gesetzt, dass die Anwesenden selbst Schlüsse ziehen, und sich zwischen den Zeilen (eventuell) eine Epiphanie einstellt.

»I think the key to it for me is not to try to manipulate the encounter to get a particular outcome. Just because I understand that a cross shape made out of dirty tissues says something about sin and atonement doesn’t mean that I can expect everyone to realize that.

I just need to trust that through the image god will teach each person something about him- or herself that will be appropriate for them. It’s a true form of parable, where we just ‘tell the story’ and let the participants draw their conclusions themeselves. I quess I’m saying the epiphany need to come from God, not us.«

Martin Poole in Jonny Baker, Curating Worship, 77.

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