The Shape of the Liturgy, New Edition

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A&C Black, Aug 24, 2005 - Religion - 764 pages
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A new edition of Gregory Dix's masterpiece, still essenytial reading for students and scholars and in print constantly for fifty years.

Dom Gregory Dix's classic account of the development of the Eucharist rite continues to be the definitive and authoritative work on the subject. He presents his massive scholarhsip in lively and non technical language for all who wish to understand their worship in terms of the framework from which it has evolved.

He demonstrates the creative force of Christianity over the centuries through liturgy and the societies it has moulded. His great work has for nearly fifty years regularly been quoted for its devotional as well as its historical value, and has regularly attracted new readers.

In this book for the first time, critical studies in the learned periodicals of many countries have been carefully sifted and the results arranged to give a clear picture of the development of the Eucharistic rite.

  

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Review: The Shape of the Liturgy, New Edition

User Review  - David Pucik - Goodreads

Very thorough. Good intro to the subject. Well written, but dense and difficult at times. Needs comparison with other sources since it's somewhat dated, but worth the effort. Read full review

Review: The Shape of the Liturgy, New Edition

User Review  - Toby - Goodreads

This is actually a very fun read. Dix would have been a fascinating teacher to sit under. If you're interested in liturgical theology, it tells like a story. I only read about half of this, for a ... Read full review

Contents

CHATTO
1
THE PERFORMANCE OF THE LITURGY
12
THE CLASSICAL SHAPE OF THE LITURGYI
36
EUCHARIST AND LORDS SUPPER
48
THE CLASSICAL SHAPE OF THE LITURGYII
103
THE PRENICENE BACKGROUND OF THE LITURGY
141
THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER
156
The Syrian TraditionThe Liturgy of SS Addai and Man
204
The Development of Ceremonial
397
The Completion of the Shape of the Liturgy
434
Variable Prayers at the Eucharist
527
The Mediaeval Development
546
tHArrn tiqm
603
The Reformation and the Anglican Liturgy
613
Throughout all Ages World without End
735
Index
754

The Theology of Consecration 068
268
The Sanctification of Time
303

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Dom Gregory Dix was an Anglican Benedictine Monk of Nashdom and an outstanding scholar with an international reputation. The Shape of the Liturgy was his masterpiece.

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