This book is a collection of essays from the proceedings of the 11th International CIEL (International Centre for Liturgical Studies) Colloquium held at Merton College, Oxford, September of 2006. CIEL is an academic school of liturgy founded in 1994 in Paris to instruct priests, seminarians, religious, and the laity in the riches of Catholic liturgical history and development of the liturgy.
This collection of essays explores various aspects of the Roman liturgical tradition.
Introduction by Uwe Michael Lang
This collection is an essential resource for teachers and students of liturgical history and theology. It is also an interesting book for those who want to be informed about current debates in liturgical theology.
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What people are saying about Genius of the Roman Rite:
"The Second Vatican Council desired that the great treasures of the Church's liturgy be better known and loved by all the faithful. . . . More than ever, today we need a sound theological, spiritual and practical formation in the great tradition of the Church's divine worship. This valuable book, with its contributions from various academic disciplines, will help to promote the spirit of the liturgy, according to the intentions of Pope Benedict XVI."
--Antonio Cardinal Cañizares Llovera
Prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
"It is easy to forget that the earthly liturgy--the everyday Eucharist of our parish churches and communities--is nothing less than a foretaste of the liturgy in which Christ and the whole company of heaven gives perpetual glory to God the Father. As they explore the various aspects of the Roman rite, the contributors to this splendid volume remind us of the celestial dimension of our liturgical celebrations at the same time that they help us to appreciate the theological and spiritual treasures of the liturgical tradition of the Church."
--Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, op
Secretary of the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
"Genius of the Roman Rite: Historical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspectives on Catholic Liturgy, drawing upon the research of scholars from several nations, speaks again to the sources of genuine liturgical renewal. Readers will find their understanding of the history of the Roman liturgy deepened and should therefore find strengthened their common worship of God."
--Francis Cardinal George, omi
Archbishop of Chicago
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