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This book is a necessary resource for scholars, translators, and all those concerned with new texts in the Roman Rite. . . . With excellent documentation and penetrating analysis, Peter Jeffrey has provided a valuable and important wok. Highly recommended.
Parish Liturgy Magazine
Don’t miss this book.
I found this book both valuable and refreshingly stimulating.
Music and Liturgy
In this wonderful and challenging commentary from a diversity of perspectives (liturgy, music, linguistic, and cultural) Peter Jeffrey has provided us with a superb and much needed analysis of the controversial document, Liturgiam Authenticam. This should be required reading for all who seek a balanced approach to the questions and implications surrounding and arising from the translation of liturgical texts. Clearly a ‘must read’ for all students of liturgy
The Rev. Maxwell E. Johnson, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
In this study, Peter Jeffery searches out the core concerns of Liturgian Authenticam, and submits them to close scrutiny. As one steeped in the history of the Western liturgical tradition, he uncovers some shallow thinking in the document, and raises the question of whether the authors have imagined or invented an ideal ‘Latin Rite’. At the same time, he endorses what he identifies as the underlying concern to restore dignity and solemnity to modern Roman Catholic liturgical practice. This book is crucial reading for those concerned with Western liturgical evolution and the possible course of future revision.
Bryan D. Spinks, Professor of Liturgical Studies, Yale Divinity School