Remembrance as optic lens of the mind in the editing of memories through participatory listening in liturgy / F.P. (Ferdi) Kruger
Research indicates that worshippers have to contend with a process of recognition (remembrance) during participation in liturgy. This article identifies two centre-points within the listening process, namely listening as central activity during participation as well as listening in order to see differently that will result in doing differently. The research question is: What kind of dynamic perspectives could emanate from research on remembrance as the editing of memories in enabling listeners to cultivate a cognizance of seeing? A listener’s remembrance has to do with recollecting familiar things, events and words. Remembering brings new meaning and understanding. Recognition is the spark that ignites participants ‘ ability to participate in the listening-process. This investigation was done from a practical-theological vantage point with inter-disciplinary engagement with social psychology and communication sciences. Anamnesis is examined from the perspective of recognition viewed from the sermon to the Hebrews. The article closes with perspectives on the creative functioning of recognition as part of active listening.