This text is a comprehensive and authoritative history of the origins and development of Christian worship to the present day. Backed by an international roster of experts as contributors, it examines the liturgical traditions of Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, and Pentecostal.This text is a comprehensive and authoritative history of the origins and development of Christian worship to the present day. Backed by an international roster of experts as contributors, it examines the liturgical traditions of Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, and Pentecostal.Read Less
Fine in Near Fine jacket. 10 1/4" NOT an ex library book. 916 clean interior pages. Dust jacket has 1" and shorter tears bottom edge, price is not clipped. Heaviy book weighs almost 5 lbs., media only, international prohibitive.
Very Good. Very Good Plus Dust Jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. 916 pp. Tightly bound. Corners not bumped. Text is free of markings. Black Stripes Along Bottom Fore-edge. Dust jacket shows shelf rubbing.
It contains errors--and not about matters very esoteric.
The "Description of the Solemn Parish Mass at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century" states: "The procession moves forward singing the introit; the priest performs the aspersion with holy water, then recites the prayers at the foot of the altar and censes the altar..." In fact the aspersion of the congregation preceded the introit, and, when the aspersion was performed, the introit did not accompany a procession. After the aspersion the celebrant, accompanied by the ministers, went to the sedilia to exchange the cope for the chasuble and maniple. The singing of the introit began only when he returned to the altar to begin the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar.
The pre-Conciliar Roman Mass is a subject about which abundant information is readily available. If errors about it passed the editors' review, readers can hardly trust the information this book provides about more esoteric subjects. I expected more from Oxford University Press.
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