Early Christian Worship: A Basic Introduction to Ideas and Practice

Early Christian Worship: A Basic Introduction to Ideas and Practice

by Paul F. Bradshaw


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814633663
Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Paul F. Bradshaw is emeritus professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame and an Anglican/Episcopal priest. The author or editor of over thirty books and of more than 120 articles and essays, he is also a past president both of the North American Academy of Liturgy and of the international Societas Liturgica. From 1987 to 2005 he was editor-in-chief of the scholarly journal Studia Liturgica.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements and abbreviations vi

Introduction vii

Part 1 Christian Initiation

1 Beginnings 3

2 Syria and Egypt 9

3 Rome and North Africa 15

4 The fourth-century synthesis 23

5 From adult to infant baptism 33

Part 2 Eucharist

6 Sacred meal 41

7 Anamnesis and epiclesis: the eucharistic prayer 49

8 Holy food 56

9 'The bloodless sacrifice' 62

10 'Let all mortal flesh keep silence' 70

Part 3 Liturgical Time

11 Daily prayer 77

12 Sunday 83

13 Easter and Pentecost 88

14 Christmas, Epiphany and Lent 94

15 Saints' days 99

Index 102

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