This reference work incorporates the insights and expertise of leading liturgists and scholars of liturgy at work today, comprising 200 entries on important topics in the field, from vestments and offertories to ordination and divine unction. It is systematically organized and alphabetically arranged for ease of use. It also includes comprehensive bibliographies and reading lists, to bring the work fully up to date and to encourage further reading and research.
Today there is a rising tide of interest in worship and a renewed study of the church's heritage of liturgy. But as students quickly learn, there are numerous terms, texts and traditions for which regular dictionaries and even theological dictionaries are no help. The Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship is a quick-reference guide for students engaged in readings and lectures as well as for leaders of worship and liturgy who want to renew, check or expand their knowledge. The range of topics includes practices, such as altar call and benediction rites, such as baptism and Eucharist symbols, such as incense and dove texts, such as Apostolic Constitutions and Book of Common Prayer gestures, such as kneeling and sign of the cross vestments, such as alb and robe musical terms, such as a cappella and Agnus Dei observances, such as All Saints' Day and Easter architectural features, such as apse and sacristy Start learning about liturgy today!
Contributors to this dictionary have been selected from al over the English-speaking world, and it is to the concerns of the English-speaking churches that these essays are primarily addressed. The dictionary is structured as a theological and pastoral resource, covering a wide range of activities that are constitutive of a sacramental Church. The entries include the strictly theological, the practical liturgical, the pastoral, and the social. Alphabetical and topical indices, cross-referencing and sturdy, durable binding increase the value of this one-of-a-kind reference work. Entries include: Liturgical Reform of Vatican II by Frederick R. McManus Jewish Roots of Christian Worship byAidan Kavanagh, OSB. Sacraments by Bernard Cooke Reconciliation and Eucharist by Doris Donnelly Ordination Rites by Alan F. Detscher Ordination and Women by George H. Tavard Christian Burial by Julia Upton, RSM Types of Prayer in the Liturgy by Kathleen Hughes, RSCJ
Release on 2005 | by Frank Leslie Cross,Elizabeth A. Livingstone
Author: Frank Leslie Cross,Elizabeth A. Livingstone
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Criticism
Uniquely authoritative and wide-ranging in its scope, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church is the indispensable one-volume reference work on all aspects of the Christian Church. It contains over 6,000 cross-referenced A-Z entries, and offers unrivalled coverage of all aspects of thisvast and often complex subject, from theology; churches and denominations; patristic scholarship; and the bible; to the church calendar and its organization; popes; archbishops; saints; and mystics. In this revision, innumerable small changes have been made to take into account shifts in scholarly opinion, recent developments, such as the Church of England's new prayer book (Common Worship), RC canonizations, ecumenical advances and mergers, and, where possible, statistics. A number of existingarticles have been rewritten to reflect new evidence or understanding, for example the Holy Sepulchre entry, and there are a few new articles, on Desmond Tutu and Padre Pio, for example. Perhaps most significantly, a great number of the bibliographies have been updated. Established since its first appearance in 1957 as an essential resource for ordinands, clergy, and members of religious orders; ODCC is an invaluable tool for academics, teachers, and students of church history and theology, as well as for the general reader. THEOLOGY- the development of doctrines throughout the ages, with their philosophical background and the different traditions of the major Churches- spirituality and heresy- history of the Reformation and Counter-ReformationPATRISTIC SCHOLARSHIP: Fathers of the Church, on whose work later theology is founded, are covered in detail, for example- the Nag Hammadi papyri and their significance for our understanding of Gnosticism- the problems of Marcarius of Egypt and Macarius/Simeon are explored- the recently discovered sermons of Augustine are mentioned, with their places of publication listedCHURCHES AND DENOMINATIONS- the beliefs and structures of both the mainstream and lesser-known denominations such as Amish, Muggletonians, Shakers, and Wee Frees- lengthy articles on the history of Christianity throughout the world, in countries such as Angola, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the Philippines, Poland, Spain, the United States, Vietnam, and ZaireTHE CHURCH CALENDAR AND ORGANIZATION- feast and saints' days- Sacraments- church services, offices, rites, and practices- canon law including Catholic revision- councils and synods- religious ordersTHE BIBLE- individual Biblical Books- major figures from Abraham, Moses, and King David to St Paul and the Evangelists- schools of Biblical criticism and entries on their chief exponentsBIOGRAPHICAL ENTRIES- these are wide ranging and include saints, popes, patriarchs, and archbishops- emperors, kings, and other rulers- mystics, heretics, and reformers- theologians and philosophers, with a summary of their opinions- artists, poets, and musicians
Release on 2013-09-12 | by E. A. Livingstone,M. W. D. Sparks,R. W. Peacocke
Author: E. A. Livingstone,M. W. D. Sparks,R. W. Peacocke
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
Based on the acclaimed 'Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church', this is a guide for both students and the general reader. It contains over 5,000 entries, and is suitable for those with an interest in Christianity.