Documents of the Baptismal Liturgy / Edition 3

Documents of the Baptismal Liturgy / Edition 3

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Documents of the Baptismal Liturgy / Edition 3

Since its first appearance in 1960, Documents of the Baptismal Liturgy has been praised and used by scholars in understanding how the rite of baptism was celebrated through the centuries. This new edition retains the sources previously included and adds Eastern Christian texts from the great East Syrian Church Fathers, as well as selections from The Rite of the Assyrian Church of the East, the Syrian Orthodox Church, and the Maronite Rite. Additional Western texts include the famous Pentecost Homily attributed to Faustus of Riez, Letter 26 to Januarius from Pope Gregory I, and the Rite of Confirmation from the Pontifical of William Durandus.

Instead of placing local councils together in one section, individual councils are now placed in their respective geographic locals. Bibliographical lists in a variety of languages have been added for each document studied or for each locale; and translations have often been replaced with more recent versions. The glossary and the introductions to each document make it accessible to the general, as well as the specialist, reader.

Chapters are The Ante-Nicene Church," *Syria, Syro-Palestine, Antiochia, - *The Rite of the Assyrian Church of the East, - *The Armenian Rite, - *The Syriac-Maronite Rite, - *The Byzantine Rite, - *Egypt, - *Africa, - *Spain, - *Milan, - *Rome, - *Galican Documents, - and *The Sarum Rite. -

E. C. Whitaker served as a parish priest and Canon Emeritus of Calisle Cathedral, England.

Maxwell E. Johnson, Ph.D., is a minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is professor of liturgy in the department of theology at the University of Notre Dame.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814662007
Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
Publication date: 11/28/2003
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introductory Essay: The Study of the Rites of Christian Initiation Todayxiii
1.The Ante-Nicene Church1
The Didache1
Justin Martyr2
The Apostolic Tradition ascribed to Hippolytus of Rome4
Didascalia Apostolorum14
The Acts of Judas Thomas15
The Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena21
2.Syria, Syro-Palestine, Antiochia23
The History of John the Son of Zebedee23
St Cyril of Jerusalem26
The Pilgrimage of Egeria33
The Apostolic Constitutions35
St John Chrysostom40
Theodore of Mopsuestia47
Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite60
James of Edessa62
3.The Rite of the Assyrian Church of the East63
4.The Armenian Rite73
5.The Rite of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch82
6.The Syriac-Maronite Rite99
7.The Byzantine Rite109
1.The Barberini Euchologion fol. 260ff.109
2.The Barberini Euchologion fol. 170ff.114
The Prayers of Sarapion of Thmuis124
Timothy, Bishop of Alexandria127
The Canons of Hippolytus129
The Coptic Rite132
Local African Councils141
St Augustine of Hippo142
The Rite of Carthage149
Local Councils in Spain153
St Isidore of Seville158
St Hildephonsus of Toledo160
The Liber Ordinum164
St Ambrose176
The Ambrosian Manual183
Councils and Letters205
The Verona [Leonine] Sacramentary206
John the Deacon208
The Gelasian Sacramentary212
Ordo Romanus XI244
The Rite of Confirmation in the Pontifical of William Durandus252
13.Gallican Documents254
Local Gallican Councils255
The Missale Gothicum258
The Letters of St Germanus of Paris263
The Bobbio Missal265
The Stowe Missal274
14.The Sarum Rite284

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