The Shape of the Liturgy, New Edition
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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This is certainly the best-written book on the Eucharist in English. It remains also one of the most important, although some of Dix's conclusions have to be qualified considerably in the light of ... Read full review
THE PERFORMANCE OF THE LITURGY
THE CLASSICAL SHAPE OF THE LITURGYI
EUCHARIST AND LORDS SUPPER
THE CLASSICAL SHAPE OF THE LITURGYII
THE PRENICENE BACKGROUND OF THE LITURGY
THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER
The Syrian TraditionThe Liturgy of SS Addai and Man
The Development of Ceremonial
The Completion of the Shape of the Liturgy
Variable Prayers at the Eucharist
The Mediaeval Development
The Reformation and the Anglican Liturgy
Throughout all Ages World without End
The Theology of Consecration 068
The Sanctification of Time
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