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Sin and Sanctity in the Church
Brian P. Flanagan
In Stumbling in Holiness, professor and theologian Brian P. Flanagan addresses the ways in which both holiness and sinfulness condition the life of the pilgrim church. The book is rooted in a liturgic ...
A Method of 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 ...
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 Conversation about Grace, Virtue, and the Eucharist
David Farina Turnbloom; Foreword by Bruce T. Morrill
According to Thomas Aquinas, the Eucharist is meant to build up the unity of the church. This desired ecclesial unity is, however, not often given adequate treatment. In Speaking with Aquinas, David F ...
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 ...
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 ...
Catholic Ecclesiology for the Third Millennium
Edited by Richard R. Gaillardetz and Edward P. Hahnenberg
Catholic ecclesiology stands at the threshold of a new moment in the reception of the Second Vatican Council. The election of Pope Francis—coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the council—has i ...
The Interrelationship of Sunday Eucharist and Everyday Worship Practices
Everyday worship practices—from praying the rosary to moments of recognizing the beauty of God's creation, from being moved by the power of music to praying Vespers on an iPad—not only take place at d ...
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 ...
Giving Voice to Marian Theology and Devotion
Stephanie A. Budwey
Throughout the history of Christianity, Mary has been a beacon of hope to many who look to her. While Christians have always prayed to Mary, they have also sung to her in times of joy and sorrow. Sing ...
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 ...
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 ...