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Research in Liturgical Practice
Mary E. McGann, RSCJ
Exploring Music as Worship and Theology addresses a central challenge to liturgical scholars and pastoral leadershow to understand the diverse, culturally shaped worship patterns that exist in our mu ...
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, CPPS
By its very nature, hermeneuticsthe art or science of interpretingis interdisciplinary. It is equally important for scholars of literature, philosophy, biblical texts, and theology. In spite of the ...
Nathan D. Mitchell
In his letter to liturgists meeting in Mainz, Germany, in 1964, theologian Romano Guardini asked: "Is ritual a forgotten way of doing things?" That question challenged Catholics to reevaluate the root ...
Robin A. Leaver and Joyce Ann Zimmerman, CPPS., Editors
Intended for liturgical music majors as well as professional pastoral musicians, pastors, and liturgical practitioners, Liturgy and Music provides a solid introduction to the scope and role of liturgi ...
Ritual Word, Paschal Shape
Normand Bonneau, OMI
The Sunday Lectionary examines a key aspect of the liturgical use of the Bible: how the Lectionary puts biblical flesh on the bones of the liturgical calendar and gives paschal shape to the Christian ...
The Major Stages
Marcel Metzger; Madeleine Beaumont, Translator
How great the differences between the Last Supper celebrated by Jesus and a pontifical High Mass at St. Peter's in Rome! And also, between the early baptisms by immersion described in the Acts of the ...
Twentieth-Century Understandings of Roman Catholic Worship Music
Jan Michael Joncas
From Sacred Song to Ritual Music identifies the shifts in understanding that have led to significant changes in Roman Catholic worship music theory and practice during the twentieth century. In this g ...
Lucien Deiss, CSSp; Jane M.-A. Burton, Translator
What is the future of liturgical song? The answer to that question, says Lucien Deiss, depends upon the development of the liturgy itself and our search for better ways to spread the gospel. Drawing o ...
The Eucharist in Christian Perspective
Ernest R. Falardeau, SSS
Because the Eucharist is the Lord's Supper given to his Church "for a remembrance of me," it gives life to the world. A Holy and Living Sacrifice, a spiritual theology, explores the rich insights of r ...
Lucien Deiss, CSSp
"The Eucharistic celebration is 'the center of the Christian community,' 'the source and summit of the Christian life,' or further, 'the center and culmination of the entire life of the Christian comm ...
Sacrosanctum Concilium Twenty-Five Years Later
Mary Collins, OSB
In the quarter-century since the Fathers of Vatican II set forth Sacrosanctum Concilium, the people of God have worked through a myriad of changes in the celebration of the liturgy. Collins discusses ...
Sacraments are visible signs of an invisible healing, "medicine for immortality," according to St. Ignatius of Antioch. The sacraments are meant to be experienced as personal encounters with Christ in ...