How does the Bible form our worship practices? How does the liturgy incorporate the Bible? The Liturgy and Life Study Bible explores these questions and provides answers for today’s church. This indispensable guide includes essays from the world’s top liturgical and biblical scholars on a variety of subjects, including Jewish liturgical traditions, Psalms as liturgical prayer, early church worship, social justice, ministries, the Last Supper, and more.
Each book of the Bible has an introduction that includes basic background information and sets the stage for the reader to discern the liturgical content of each book. Additional notes are also included throughout the biblical text, as well as a comprehensive table that shows the intersection between biblical passages and the Catholic liturgy. Going far beyond a summary of Lectionary readings, this table shows all the places where a verse of the Bible appears in any liturgical book: the Missal, the orders of sacramental rites, even the Roman Gradual and the Martyrology.
This tool will help researchers, catechists, preachers, and anyone studying the Bible for the purposes of prayer and meditation.
The Liturgy and Life Study Bible is a comprehensive resource that will help the reader engage worship and the Bible anew. Flip through the pages of the sample below to see the full table of contents, the list of contributors, and more.
Paul Turner is pastor of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Kansas City, Missouri and director of the Office of Divine Worship for the Diocese of Kansas City––St. Joseph. He holds a doctorate in sacred theology from Sant’ Anselmo in Rome. He is a former president of the North American Academy of Liturgy and a member of Societas Liturgica and the Catholic Academy of Liturgy. He is the author of numerous books published by Liturgical Press and a contributor to Give Us This Day.
John W. Martens, PhD, is professor of theology and director of the Centre for Christian Engagement at St. Mark's College at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. For four years he wrote the Scripture column "The Word" at America Magazine. These columns have been published in three volumes by Liturgical Press, The Word on the Street, Years A, B, and C. He has also written extensively on children in early Christianity, including ‘Let the Little Children Come to Me’: Children and Childhood in Early Christianity (2009), with Cornelia Horn, and Children and Methods: Listening To and Learning From Children in the Biblical World (2020), with Kristine Henriksen Garroway.