The Eucharistic Liturgies: Their Evolution and Interpretation

The Eucharistic Liturgies: Their Evolution and Interpretation

by Paul F. Bradshaw, Maxwell E. Johnson

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The Eucharistic Liturgies: Their Evolution and Interpretation by Paul F. Bradshaw, Maxwell E. Johnson


In graduate theology programs across the United States and elsewhere, Maxwell Johnson's The Rites of Christian Initiation: Their Evolution and Interpretation has become a standard text. Now Johnson and Paul Bradshaw together offer a companion volume on the historical development of the liturgy and theology of the Eucharist.

Like the earlier volume, this study proceeds historically, from the origins of the Eucharist up to our own day. Unlike most studies of this kind, it includes an introduction to and developmental summary of the diverse eucharistic liturgies of the Christian East. It also explores the various Western rites (Ambrosian, Gallican, and Mozarabic) in addition to the Roman.

With regard to theological themes, the authors give special attention to the topics of real presence (including the "consecration" of the bread and wine) and eucharistic sacrifice, the most central and most ecumenically challenging issues since the sixteenth-century Reformations.

Making the book especially teacher- and student-friendly are the summary points at the end of each chapter. Each chapter also contains an abundance of liturgical texts for ease of reference.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814662403
Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
Publication date: 06/28/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 980,579
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(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.


 

Maxwell E. Johnson is professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame and a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The author or editor of twenty-five books and of more than ninety articles and essays, he is also a past president of the North American Academy of Liturgy, serves as an editorial consultant for Worship, and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Ecclesia Orans.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations ix

Acknowledgments x

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Origins 1

Chapter 2 The Second and Third Centuries 25

Chapter 3 The Fourth and Fifth Centuries: Historical Context, and Rites 61

Chapter 4 The Fourth and Fifth Centuries: Questions in Anaphoral Development and Eucharistic Theology 111

Chapter 5 The Christian East 137

Chapter 6 The Medieval West 193

Chapter 7 The Protestant and Catholic Reformations 233

Chapter 8 The Modern Period 293

Index 358

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