Early Christian Worship: A Basic Introduction to Ideas and Practice, Second Edition  -     By: Paul Bradshaw
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Early Christian Worship: A Basic Introduction to Ideas and Practice, Second Edition

Liturgical Press / 2011 / Paperback

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Early Christian Worship is a straightforward, readable introduction to worship in the first four centuries of the church's existence. Paul Bradshow outlines how early Christians understood their worship, and how it connected to their early doctrinal beliefs. This work is now revised and brought up-to-date, with an updated bibliography.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 112
Vendor: Liturgical Press
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0814633668
ISBN-13: 9780814633663
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Very little in this world stays fresh and life-giving for 1,500 years. But when that happens we should ask ourselves why and what that had to do with us.

In this book, The Radical Christian Life: A Year with Saint Benedict, Joan Chittister encourages us to look at that question. In an introductory essay she examines how the insights and values of the sixth-century Visionary Saint Benedict can illuminate today's search for a meaningful life. Then she leads us through the year, reflecting on twelve stories from Benedict's life, anecdotes that give us glimpses into his soul. More than that, she draws from these stories daily thoughts for the development of our own spiritual lives in this day and age.

Joan Chittister, OSB, is a Benedictine sister and international lecturer who has been a leading voice in spirituality for more than thirty years. She has authored over forty books, most recently Uncommon Gratitude and The Monastery of the Heart, part of a program she is helping to develop to enable lay groups to live Benedictine spirituality in a contemporary way.

Author Bio

Paul F. Bradshaw is emeritus professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame, an honorary canon of the Diocese of Northern Indiana (Episcopal Church), and a priest-vicar of Westminster Abbey. He has written, cowritten, or edited more than twenty books on the subject of Christian worship, including Reconstructing Early Christian Worship; The Origins of Feasts, Fasts, and Seasons in Early Christianity; and The Eucharistic Liturgies (all from Liturgical Press). A former president of both the North American Academy of Liturgy and the international Societas Liturgica, he was also editor-in-chief of the journal Studia Liturgica from 1987 to 2005.

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[Early Christian Worship] is engagingly written. It would be a fine addition to the reading list of an undergraduate class or the first year of theological study, especially if it were accompanied by a good teacher who would be able to help focus the conversation about meanings that the book should stimulate.

Gordon Lathrop, Worship

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