live chat
Liturgical Press
Catholic Social Teaching Faith and Justice Ecology Ethics Eucharistic Revival Parish Ministries Liturgical Ministries Preaching and Presiding Parish Leadership Seasonal Resources Worship Resources Sacramental Preparation Ritual Books Music Liturgical Theology The Liturgy of the Church Liturgy and Sacraments Liturgy in History Biblical Spirituality Old Testament Scholarship New Testament Scholarship Wisdom Commentary Little Rock Scripture Study The Saint John's Bible Ecclesiology and Ecumenism Vatican II at 60 Church and Culture Sacramental Theology Systematic Theology Theology in History Aesthetics and the Arts Prayer Liturgy of the Hours Spirituality Biography/Hagiography Daily Reflections Spiritual Direction/Counseling Benedictine Spirituality Cistercian Rule of Saint Benedict and Other Rules Lectio Divina Monastic Studies Oblates Monasticism in History Thomas Merton Religious Life/Discipleship Give Us This Day Worship The Bible Today Cistercian Studies Quarterly Loose-Leaf Lectionary Bulletins PrayTell Blog
Liturgical Press

Documents of the Baptismal Liturgy

Revised and Expanded Edition

E. C. Whitaker; Maxwell E. Johnson

Documents of the Baptismal Liturgy
Documents of the Baptismal Liturgy

ISBN: 9780814662007, 6200

Details: 336 pgs, 6 x 9 x 3/4
Publication Date: 11/01/2003
Paperback
$39.95
eBook
$37.99
Quantity    
Add to Cart
In Stock

Since its first appearance in 1960, Documents of the Baptismal Liturgy has been praised and used by scholars in understanding how the rite of baptism was celebrated through the centuries. This new edition retains the sources previously included and adds Eastern Christian texts from the great East Syrian Church Fathers, as well as selections from The Rite of the Assyrian Church of the East, the Syrian Orthodox Church, and the Maronite Rite. Additional Western texts include the famous Pentecost Homily attributed to Faustus of Riez, Letter 26 to Januarius from Pope Gregory I, and the Rite of Confirmation from the Pontifical of William Durandus.

Instead of placing local councils together in one section, individual councils are now placed in their respective geographic locals. Bibliographical lists in a variety of languages have been added for each document studied or for each locale; and translations have often been replaced with more recent versions. The glossary and the introductions to each document make it accessible to the general, as well as the specialist, reader.

Chapters are "The Ante-Nicene Church," “Syria, Syro-Palestine, Antiochia,” “The Rite of the Assyrian Church of the East,” “The Armenian Rite,” “The Syriac-Maronite Rite,” “The Byzantine Rite,” “Egypt,” “Africa,” “Spain,” “Milan,” “Rome,” “Gallican Documents,” and “The Sarum Rite.”

E. C. Whitaker served as a parish priest and Canon Emeritus of Carlisle Cathedral, England.

Maxwell E. Johnson, Ph.D., is a minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is professor of liturgy in the department of theology at the University of Notre Dame.

ISBN: 9780814662007, 6200

Details: 336 pgs, 6 x 9 x 3/4
Publication Date: 11/01/2003

Reviews

The Church can only benefit from a concerted attempt on the part of all believers to understand more fully the diversity of what all of our brothers and sisters in Christ believe and practice, and this sort of ecumenical conversation can be greatly aided by a work such as the one that E.C. Whitaker compiled forty-four years ago, and that Maxwell Johnson has helped to make available once again.
Stone-Campbell Journal

This is a most useful addition to liturgical study.
The Journal of Ecclesiastical History