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Published: 29 October 1992

646 Pages | 16 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195209228

Bookseller Code (04)


The Study of Liturgy

Revised Edition

Edited by Cheslyn Jones, Edward Yarnold, SJ, Geoffrey Wainwright, and Paul Bradshaw

This major text deals extensively with the five major foci of Christian worship: Initiation, the Eucharist, Ordination, the Daily Office, and the Calendar. Its presentation is historical, beginning with Jewish antecedents and then covering the New Testament period, the Patristic, Medieval, and Reformation periods, and ending with contemporary developments in liturgy. A special section on liturgical settings examines in detail the historical importance of music and singing in the liturgy, and the role of hymnody in Christian worship. Now completely revised, this authoritative text takes into account recent scholarship and covers many important new developments in liturgical renewal.