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Beyond the Divide
Can Christian worship engage our secular culture? Should it? While engaging thinkers in philosophy, history, religious anthropology, and liturgical theology, liturgical theologian Joris Geldhof argues ...
A Method for Liturgical Theology, Revised Edition
Kevin W. Irwin
One of the most influential works in the debate over the concept and definitions of liturgical theology, Context and Text by Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin is now available in a completely rewritten, new ed ...
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 ...
A Practical Theological Approach
Eunjoo Mary Kim; Foreword by Mark R. Francis
Can Christian preaching and worship in multicultural contexts be more faithful to the Christian gospel and more meaningful and memorable to worshipers? In this book, Eunjoo Mary Kim explores this the ...
Graham R. Hughes, edited and introduced by Steffen Lösel, foreword by Gordon Lathrop
In Reformed Sacramentality, the late Graham Hughes discusses the role of physicality in worship. He contends that to counter the Reformed tradition's vulnerability to a cultural colonization by secula ...
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? ...
Conversations with Nathan D. Mitchell's "Amen Corners" 1991-2012
Edited by Maxwell E. Johnson, Timothy O'Malley, and Demetrio S. YocumForeword by Mary Catherine Hilkert, OP
From 1991 to 2012, Nathan D. Mitchell was the author of the "Amen Corner" that appeared at the end of each issue of Worship. Readers of Worship grew accustomed to Nathan's columns as invitations to re ...
Four Perspectives on Dei Verbum's "One Table of the Word of God and the Body of Christ"
Rhodora E. Beaton
Fifty years ago, Dei Verbum called Catholics to reflect on the inherent unity of the "one table of the word of God and the body of Christ." Drawing from a variety of ancient and modern insights, the a ...
School of Prayer, Source of Life
Goffredo BoselliForeword by Paul De Clerck
"I am increasingly convinced that the decisive question that demands an answer from us is not so much how believers experience the liturgy, but whether believers live from the liturgy they celebrate." ...
A Primer for Catholics
Nicholas E. Denysenko
What is chrismation? Nicholas Denysenko breaks open chrismation as sacrament of belonging by exploring its history and liturgical theology. This study offers a sacramental theology of chrismation by e ...
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 ...
Popular Religion and the Liturgy
Mark R. Francis
How would the history of Roman Catholic worship look if it were viewed first from the perspective of the "people in the pews" rather than through the deliberations of popes and church councils or the ...
A Study of Summorum Pontificum and the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite
William H. Johnston
In July 2007, Pope Benedict XVI issued Summorum Pontificum, designating two "uses" or "forms" of the Roman Rite, declaring the Missal of Paul VI to be the "ordinary form" and the 1962 Missal of John X ...
Conflicting Interpretations of the Liturgical Reform
The reform of the liturgy is at risk, says Andrea Grillo. Recent developments have sown doubts and confusion within the church. While many authorities pay lip service to the importance of the liturgi ...