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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 ...
The Search for a Common Ground
Richard S. Vosko
A deep strain of tribal politics is dividing societies around the globe. Organized religions are also coping with scandals, disappointments, and polarizing ideologies. The history of Christianity reve ...
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 ...
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 ...
Voices from Our Past Enlivening Our Worship
How might Ambrose of Milan, Hildegard of Bingen, and Catherine of Siena inspire us to improve Sunday worship? What about Lawrence, John of Damascus, Thomas Cranmer, Johannes Kepler, Margaret Fell, and ...
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 ...
Liturgy Distilled from Daily Life
Jill Y. Crainshaw
All of life is liturgy. People encounter God as they live, work, and play in human communities and as they work to sustain the health of communities and the ground on which communities are built. Litu ...
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 ...
A Commentary on The Order of Celebrating Matrimony in the Catholic Church
This book provides a paragraph-by-paragraph commentary on the Catholic Church's Order of Celebrating Matrimony. Readers will learn about the history and theology of the elements of the rite and of the ...
Toward a More Sacramental Encounter
Jeana Visel, OSB
Within the Eastern tradition of Christianity, the eikon, or religious image, has long held a place of honor. In the greater part of Western Christianity, however, discomfort with images in worship, bo ...
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 ...
Annotated Translation of the Odes, Litanies, and Encomia
"Saint Gregory of Narek, a monk of the tenth century, knew how to express the sentiments of your people more than anyone. He gave voice to the cry, which became a prayer of a sinful and sorrowful huma ...