T&T Clark Companion to Liturgy

Author(s): Alcuin Reid (Monastere Saint-Benoit, Diocese of Frejus-Toulon, France)


In the decades following the Second Vatican Council, Catholic liturgy became an area of considerable interest and debate, if not controversy, in the West. Mid-late 20th century liturgical scholarship, upon which the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council were predicated and implemented, no longer stands unquestioned. The liturgical and ecclesial springtime the reforms of Paul VI were expected to facilitate has failed to emerge, leaving many questions as to their wisdom and value. Quo vadis Catholic liturgy? This Companion brings together a variety of scholars who consider this question at the beginning of the 21st century in the light of advances in liturgical scholarship, decades of post-Vatican II experience and the critical re-examination in the West of the question of the liturgy promoted by Benedict XVI. The contributors, each eminent in their field, have distinct takes on how to answer this question, but each makes a significant contribution to contemporary debate, making this Companion an essential reference for the study of Western Catholic liturgy in history and in the light of contemporary scholarship and debate.


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A one volume compendium on the history, development and content of the Western Catholic liturgy.

Alcuin Reid is a monk of the Monastere Saint-Benoit in the diocese of Frejus-Toulon, France. He is an internationally renowned liturgical scholar and author whose work has been published in at least eight languages.

Table of Contents Introduction-Alcuin Reid Abbreviations PART I: WHAT IS THE LITURGY? 1 Liturgical Theology-David W. Fagerberg PART II: THE LITURGY IN HISTORY 2 The Jewish Roots of Christian Liturgy- Robert Hayward, Durham University, UK 3 The Study of Early Christian Worship- Daniel Van Slyke, Holy Apostles College, USA 4 Key Themes in the Study of Early Medieval Liturgy- Yitzhak Hen, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel 5 Late Medieval Liturgy: A Celebration of Emmanuel, "God with us".-James Monti, Liturgical Scholar and Writer, USA 6 The Roman Missal of the Council of Trent- Anthony Chadwick, Priest of the Traditional Anglican Communion, France 7 In Pursuit of Participation-Liturgy and Liturgists in Early Modern and Post Enlightenment Catholicism-Alcuin Reid, Monastere Saint-Benoit, France Appendix: Two Nineteenth Century Liturgists-Paul Gunter OSB, Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Saint Anselmo, Italy 8 The Twentieth Century Liturgical Movement-Alcuin Reid, Monastere Saint-Benoit, France 9 The Liturgy of the Sacraments-James Leachman OSB, St Benedict's Abbey, UK 10. The Divine Office in History-Lazlo Dobszay, (1935-2011) 11 Gregorian Chant-Susan Treacy, Ave Maria University, USA PART III: THE LITURGY OF THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL 12 The Vision of the Constitution on the Liturgy-Anscar Chupungco OSB (1939-2013) 13 The Implementation of Sacrosanctum Concilium-Anscar Chupungco OSB (1939-2013) 14 After Sacrosanctum Concilium: Continuity or Rupture?-Alcuin Reid, Monastere Saint-Benoit, France 15 A Reform of the Reform?-Thomas Kocik, St Anne's Parish, USA PART VI: THEMES IN CONTEMPORARY LITURGICAL STUDIES 16 Pastoral Liturgy Revisited-Alcuin Reid, Monastere Saint-Benoit, France 17 The Liturgy and Sacred Language-Uwe Michael Lang, Heythrop College, UK 18 Englishing the Mass-Bruce Harbert, Archdiocese of Birmingham, UK 19 Liturgical Music-Timothy McDonnell, Ave Maria University, USA 20 Liturgical Architecture-Thomas Gordon Smith, University of Notre Dame, USA 21 The Usus Antiquior: Its History and Importance after the Second Vatican Council-Alcuin Reid, Monastere Saint-Benoit, France 22 An Anglican Perspective- Ben Gordon-Taylor, College of the Resurrection, UK PART V: A-Z OF THE STUDY OF CATHOLIC LITURGY Contributors Notes Index

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  • : 9780567034427
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : T.& T.Clark Ltd
  • : December 2015
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