True Reform: Liturgy and Ecclesiology in Sacrosanctum Concilium

True Reform: Liturgy and Ecclesiology in Sacrosanctum Concilium

by Massimo Faggioli


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True Reform: Liturgy and Ecclesiology in Sacrosanctum Concilium by Massimo Faggioli

For Massimo Faggioli, the debate about the meaning of Vatican II too often misses the profound significance of that council's first and perhaps most consequential document, Sacrosanctum Concilium. The result is a misunderstanding of both the council as a whole and the liturgical reform that followed from it.

In True Reform, Faggioli takes Sacrosanctum Concilium as a hermeneutical key to the council. He offers a thorough reflection on the relationship between the liturgical constitution and the whole achievement of Vatican II and argues that the interconnections between the two must emerge if we want to understand the impact of the council on global Catholicism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814662380
Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
Publication date: 09/11/2012
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Massimo Faggioli is professor of theology and religious studies at Villanova University and a contributing editor for Commonweal. Among his books with Liturgical Press are True Reform: Liturgy and Ecclesiology in Sacrosanctum Concilium (2012); Pope John XXIII: The Medicine of Mercy (2014);and Sorting Out Catholicism: A Brief History of the New Ecclesial Movements (2014).

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations vii

Acknowledgments ix

Chapter 1 Sacrosanctum Concilium and the Meaning of Vatican II 1

1.1 The Nemesis of the Liturgical Reform 2

1.2 Approaches to Sacrosanctum Concilium 4

1.3 The Agenda of the Council and the Liturgical Debate 10

1.4 The Liturgical Constitution: A Forgotten Hermeneutics of Vatican II? 13

Chapter 2 Liturgical Reform and Ressourcement 19

2.1 The Liturgical Constitution as a Key to Understanding Vatican II 19

2.2 Liturgical Movement and Ressourcement 22

2.3 Liturgy, Ressourcement, and Ecumenism 31

2.4 Liturgy, Ressourcement, and Mission 37

2.5 Bible, Fathers, and History: The Sources of the Liturgical Reform 46

2.6 Tradition and Ressourcement in the Liturgical Reform 52

Chapter 3 Liturgical Reform and Ecclesiology 59

3.1 Between Mystici Corporis and Lumen Gentium 59

3.2 The Core Ecclesiology of Sacrosanctum Concilium 65

3.3 Liturgy and Ecclesiological Ressourcement 71

3.4 Ecclesiological Consequences of the New Liturgy 81

3.5 Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi and the Reception of the Liturgical Constitution 87

Chapter 4 Liturgical Reform and Rapprochement 93

4.1 Pòlis and Liturgy in the Church of Vatican II 96

4.2 Rapprochement within the Church 101

4.3 Liturgy and Ecumenical Rapprochement 107

4.4 Liturgy and the New Relationship with the Jews 112

4.5 Rapprochement as Style of the Church 115

Chapter 5 Reforming the Liturgy-Reforming the Church 119

5.1 Liturgy at Vatican II: Ressourcement-Development-Reform 119

5.2 Reform of the Liturgy-Reform from the Liturgy 125

5.3 Tradition, Language, and Style in the Liturgical Reform 132

5.4 Liturgy at a Crossroads 139

Chapter 6 The Liturgy of Vatican II and Fifty Years of the Conciliar Reception 145

6.1 The Anniversaries of Vatican II and the Liturgical Issue 145

6.2 The Liturgy of Vatican II and the Postconciliar Church 149

6.3 The Liturgical Reform and the Reception/Rejection of the Council 153

Conclusion 161

Bibliography 169

Index of Names 181

Index of Subjects 187

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