To complement the popular 'how to do it' publications, which give guidance on the move to Common Worship, a serious and scholarly commentary on the whole range of Common Worship texts is offered here. There is an historical survey of the origins and development of each rite from New Testament times, through the Middle Ages, the Reformation, and up to the present day. This is followed by a detailed commentary on the rite as a whole, and on each part of it, including a comparison with the ASB and other contemporary liturgies, and a short list of books for further reading.
Paul Bradshaw in Professor of Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame (but based in London) and Consultant to the Liturgical Commission. He is a key figure in liturgy and liturgical history, co-author (with Ronald Jasper) of the Companion to the ASB, co-editor of The Study of Liturgy and of other SPCK titles. The contributors are in the main rising liturgists drawn from the Alcuin Club, although Michael Perham and David Stancliffe will write key chapters.
Services and Service Books (a history of worship up to the ASB); From the Alternative Service Book to Common Worship; The Calendar; The Service of the Word; Preaching; Holy Communion; Initiation Services; Collects and Post Communions; The Sunday Lectionary; The Psalter; Canticles; The Design of Common Worship
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