The Eucharistic Liturgies: Their Evolution and Interpretation  -     By: Paul F. Bradshaw;, Maxwell E. Johnson
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Liturgical Press / 2012 / Paperback

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"A handbook to early Christian liturgies and their historical development. The work is at once a close reading of well-known and lesser-known liturgical texts, a sourcebook of important theories in different eras, and an introduction to common scholarly concerns. Invaluable, should become a standard text,"---Catholic Books Review. 384 pages, softcover. Liturgical Press.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 392
Vendor: Liturgical Press
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN-13: 9780814662403
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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.
Maxwell E. Johnson, PhD, is an oblate of Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota, and an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He is professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame. His articles have appeared frequently in Worship. He is the author of Living Water, Sealing Spirit, The Rites of Christian Initiation, and Between Memory and Hope, published by Liturgical Press.

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The Eucharistic Liturgies is an invaluable sourcebook for liturgical studies and is fully able to serve as a standard text in the field.
Anne M. Carpenter, Marquette University

In this long-awaited companion to The Rites of Christian Initiation (2007), Bradshaw and Johnson draw upon their own extensive research, as well as up-to-date scholarship in several academic fields, in order to unravel and analyze the development of the Eucharist from the early church’s meals and emerging rites through to (selected) rites in the twentieth century. Rites, practices, and theologies from the West and East are carefully examined from within their respective social, cultural, and religious contexts. Along with the extensive commentary, the use of liturgical texts, comparative charts, and summaries within each chapter makes this volume an especially valuable resource for student and specialist alike.
Karen B. Westerfield Tucker, Professor of Worship, Boston University

Can one book give a complete overview of the history and theology of the eucharistic prayer from its origins to its recent manifestations, from East to West, from Catholic to Protestant, Anglican to Orthodox, with generous quotations and insightful analogy, charts and footnotes, and an ability to make you feel at the end that you have really understood more about how Christians offer their most important prayer? Well, yes. It's this one.
Paul Turner
Author of Glory in the Cross: Holy Week in the Third Edition of The Roman Missal

Anyone who wants a comprehensive and up-to-date history of the Eucharistic liturgy and Eucharistic theology in one volume will find it brilliantly provided in this book. An Anglican and a Lutheran teaching at a Catholic university have combined their considerable learning and skills to give us a text that will remain a standard for scholar and student alike for years to come.
John F. Baldovin, SJ, Professor of Historical and Liturgical Theology, Boston College

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