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In November 2015, Pope Francis called on theologians to explore whether normal Catholic practice should be changed to allow Christians, belonging to other churches, to share fully at the table when th ...
Early and Reformed Fourth Edition
R. C. D. Jasper and G. J. Cuming
This classic work, previously edited by Ronald Jasper and Geoffrey Cuming, has been a staple source in teaching liturgy to generations of students in colleges, seminaries, and universities. It has now ...
A New Translation of the Itinerarium Egeriae with Introduction and Commentary
Anne McGowan and Paul F. Bradshaw
This new version of the late fourth-century diary of journeys in and around the Holy Land known as the Itinerarium Egeriae provides a more literal translation of the Latin text than earlier English re ...
Albert Gerhards and Benedikt Kranemann, translated by Linda M. Maloney
Worship is at the heart of the Christian faith. This applies equally to all denominations. For that reason, it is all the more important that the ordering of worship and its place in the life of the c ...
Methodologies and Materials in the Writing of Liturgical History Today
Edited by Teresa Berger and Bryan D. Spinks
This book calls attention to the importance of scholarly reflection on the writing of liturgical history. The essays not only probe the impact of important shifts in historiography but also present ne ...
Why People Care So Much about the Catholic Liturgy
When changes happen to the Catholic Mass, opinions are strong and diverse. Everyone feels in some way that the Mass is theirs. It is. Or is it? Whose Mass is it? And what should people do to claim it? ...
The Experience of Time in Jewish and Christian Liturgy
Common to both Judaism and Christianity is a heightened engagement with time within liturgical practice, in which collective religious memory and anticipation come together to create a unique sense of ...
Functional Dimensions of Christian Worship
Matthew Cheung Salisbury
This study considers what Christian worship has meant to its contemporaries across the centuries. It treats different episodes in the history of the Christian Church and applies to each episode these ...
Their History and Theology
Paul F. Bradshaw
Paul Bradshaw, one of the world's foremost scholars on the history of Christian liturgy, has shared this expertise in several works that have become standard texts for students of liturgy. In Rites of ...
The Interplay between Christian Worship and Doctrine
Maxwell E. Johnson
What was the impact of liturgy on the development of orthodox doctrine in the early Christian church? With renowned liturgical historian Maxwell E. Johnson as a guide, readers of Praying and Believing ...
R. Gabriel Pivarnik, OP; Foreword by Kevin W. Irwin
Half a century after the Second Vatican Council called for the active participation of the laity in the liturgy, a comprehensive theology of what liturgical participation actually means remains elusiv ...
Anton Baumstark; Translated by Fritz West
Anton Baumstark’s On the Historical Development of the Liturgy (1923) complements his classic work, Comparative Liturgy. Together they lay out his liturgical methodology. Comparative Liturgy presents ...
Essays in Liturgical and Theological Analysis
Edited by Maxwell E. Johnson
This collection provides several "state of the question" essays on current research in a variety of Eucharistic prayers in the Churches of East and West, including attention to other issues of Euchari ...
Paul F. Bradshaw and Maxwell E. Johnson
The liturgical year is a relatively modern invention. The term itself only came into use in the late sixteenth century. In antiquity, Christians did not view the various festivals and fasts that they ...
A Basic Introduction to Ideas and Practice: Second Edition
Paul F. Bradshaw
Early Christian Worship is a straightforward, readable introduction to worship in the first four centuries of the church's existence. How did early Christians see and understand their own worship? How ...