Dynamic Equivalence: The Living Language of Christian Worship

Dynamic Equivalence: The Living Language of Christian Worship

by Keith F. Pecklers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814661912

ISBN-13: 9780814661918

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Liturgical Press, The

In recent years liturgical language has become a litmus test for doctrinal orthodoxy. By studying the history of the vernacular in worship beginning with the Christian Scriptures, this book uncovers the power of a living language to transform communities of faith. Particular attention is given to the twentieth-century Vernacular Society in the United States and

Overview

In recent years liturgical language has become a litmus test for doctrinal orthodoxy. By studying the history of the vernacular in worship beginning with the Christian Scriptures, this book uncovers the power of a living language to transform communities of faith. Particular attention is given to the twentieth-century Vernacular Society in the United States and discussion of the vernacular issues at the Second Vatican Council.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814661918
Publisher:
Liturgical Press, The
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
Virgil Michel Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviationsxiii
Acknowledgementsxiv
Forewordxvi
Introductionxviii
Notes for Introductionxxi
Chapter 1A Brief History of the Vernacular
1.1Introduction1
1.2The Early Church1
1.3The Eighth through the Fourteenth Centuries4
1.3.1Cyril and Methodius: "Apostles to the Slavs"4
1.3.2Developments Elsewhere in Europe7
1.3.3Vernacular Privileges for New Missionary Orders9
1.4The Council of Trent and the Vernacular Question9
1.4.1Post-Tridentine Vernacular Advances11
1.4.2Vernacular Translations in Western Europe13
1.4.3Vernacular Promotion in Britain16
1.4.4The English Catholic Enlightenment19
1.4.5Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Italy and the Vernacular20
1.5The Vernacular Issue in the Mission of John Carroll24
1.6The Nineteenth Century28
1.7Twentieth-Century Developments31
1.8Conclusion36
Notes for Chapter 137
Chapter 2The Origins of the Vernacular Society: 1946-1956
2.1Introduction: The St. Jerome Society42
2.2The Vernacular Society Is Born45
2.2.1The Early Years of the Vernacular Society48
2.3Membership50
2.3.1The Role of Colonel John Kimbell Ross-Duggan52
2.4The Vernacular Society Goes International: The Lugano Conference55
2.5Amen56
2.6The Latin-English Ritual63
2.7Strategy and Tactics: Tensions between the Vernacularists and the Hierarchy69
2.8Conclusion73
Notes for Chapter 274
Chapter 3Pressure for the Vernacular Mounts: 1956-1962
3.1Introduction78
3.2The Assisi Congress78
3.3"Soul-Searching" and the Call for Amalgamation83
3.4"Instruction on Sacred Music and Sacred Liturgy"88
3.5The Vernacular and the Missions94
3.6Society Membership and New Vernacular Initiatives95
3.7Amen and International Support for the Cause99
3.8New Challenges to the Promotion of the Vernacular107
3.9The Vernacular Petition110
3.10More Challenges for Vernacular Worship115
3.10.1Veterum sapientia117
3.11Conclusion120
Notes for Chapter 3121
Chapter 4Vernacular Worship and Ecumenical Exchange
4.1Introduction127
4.2Lessons from the Reformation127
4.2.1The English Reformation129
4.2.2The Reformation in Scandinavia135
4.2.3The Seventeenth through the Nineteenth Centuries: Movements in the Church of England138
4.3The Vernacular Issue in the Twentieth Century: Instrument of Ecumenical Hospitality139
4.4Lessons from Twentieth-Century Anglican Worship146
4.4.1The Book of Common Prayer151
4.5The Vernacular as an Instrument in the Search for Christian Unity155
4.5.1The Vernacular and the Secretariat for the Promotion of Christian Unity157
4.6The Wichita Conference of "Associated Parishes"159
4.7Conclusion161
Notes for Chapter 4163
Chapter 5Vatican II and the Vindication of the Vernacular Society: 1962-1965
5.1Introduction170
5.2The Burning Issue in the Liturgical Renewal172
5.3The Preparatory Liturgical Commission173
5.3.1Melkite Vernacular Privileges175
5.3.2The Vernacular Question and Vatican Diplomacy177
5.4The Second Vatican Council's First Session and the Vernacular Debate180
5.4.1The Vernacular Debate Unfolds182
5.4.2Debemus Levare Linguam Latinam184
5.4.3Vernacular in the Service of Cultural Adaptation186
5.4.4Hallinan's Ecumenical Plea for Vernacular Worship189
5.4.5The Pope Addresses the Council in the Vernacular191
5.4.6Vernacular Lobbying behind the Scenes191
5.4.7Discussion on the Liturgy Schema Concluded193
5.4.8The Vernacular Vote Is Cast193
5.5End of the First Session and Reactions to the Vernacular Vote195
5.6On the Future of the Vernacular Society198
5.7The Founding of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy204
5.8The Liturgy Constitution Approved206
5.9The Consilium and the Task of Implementing a Vernacular Liturgy208
5.10Conclusion215
Notes for Chapter 5216
General Conclusion226
Notes for General Conclusion231
Select Bibliography233
Index237

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