Liturgy is the place where all the human arts combine to offer worship to God, their source and inspiration. In this thought-provoking collection eleven of the finest contemporary scholars of liturgy explore the many facets of worship, from ritual theory to aesthetics to practice. Their gift of scholarship will enrich any student of the liturgy who spends time with this wide-ranging collection of essays.
Contributors and offerings include:
Robert F. Taft, SJ, "Home Communion in the Late Antique East"
Maxwell E. Johnson, "Eucharistic Reservation and Lutheranism: An Extension of the Sunday Worship?"
John F. Baldovin, SJ, "Catherine Pickstock and Medieval Liturgy"
Michael S. Driscoll, "Mozart and Marriage: Ritual Change in Eighteenth-Century Vienna"
Edward Foley, Capuchin, "Re-Attaching Tongue to Body: The Aesthetics of Liturgical Performance"
Gilbert Ostdiek, OFM, "Let the Poet Speak"
Patrick W. Collins, "Spirituality, the Imagination and the Arts"
John Allyn Melloh, SM, "On the Vocation of the Preacher"
Andrew D. Ciferni, OPRAEM, "Framing the Scriptures: Preaching at the Eucharist on High Holy Days"
Raymond Studzinski, OSB, "Practice Makes Perfect: Reading as Transformative Spiritual Practice"
R. Kevin Seasoltz, OSB, "In the Celtic Tradition: Irish Church Architecture"
Paperback, 6 x 9, 288 pages.
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