"This book recalls for us the fundamental motives that led, with great effort, to the liturgical reforms of Vatican II. It is a timely reminder of forgotten truths of the liturgical movement, namely, that it was and is a question not only of reforming the liturgical books but of forming Christians themselves through profound and conscious participation in the liturgical rites and prayers. It provides conceptual tools for a deep theological consideration of the intentions of the reform as well as a way of confronting the theological questions that necessary emerge from Benedict XVI's motu proprio Summorum Pontificum."
Jeremy Driscoll, OSB
Pontifical Athenaeum Sant' Anselmo
Mount Angel Seminary
"Andrea Grillo advances the debate on the liturgical reform with definitive evidence: despite the conflict of interpretations on Sacrosanctum Concilium and the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum of 2007, the theology of the liturgy of Vatican II remains a key part of the great and irrepressible reformulation of the churchs understanding of itself at Vatican II."
University of St. Thomas
"In these five short but passionately written chapters, Andrea Grillo emphasizes how urgent it is to transcend the paralyzing polemics of recent years, provoked by reform of the liturgy, and to face with openness and determination the more fundamental but forgotten or as-yet-unknown aspects of the liturgical vision of Vatican II and of the early twentieth-century thinkers whose amazing insights prepared for it without intending to do so.
"Barry Hudock deserves commendation for introducing one of Italy's most prolific and highly respected theologians to the English-speaking world in such a clear and readable translation."
Patrick Regan, OSB
Professor Emeritus, Pontificio Ateneo Sant' Anselmo
"Andrea Grillos Beyond Pius V: Conflicting Interpretations of the Liturgical Reform is a bracing book! His passion and clear thinking have grabbed me by the lapels."
Paul F. Ford
Professor of Systematic Theology and Liturgy
St. Johns Seminary
This is a contribution not to be overlooked by scholars and pastors.
Paul Philibert, OP, Worship