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* Did you know that how believers worship God today is rooted in Christian liturgy of the early church? In the first collection of its kind on this topic, Bradshaw and Melloh offer fascinating insights in essays by Mark Seale, John Witvliet, Nathan Mitchell, Ronald Grimes, Catherine Bell, and other leading anthropolgists and scholars. 224 pages, softcover from Baker.
The new field of ritual studies applies anthropological methodology to the study of religious actions. The first collection of its kind, Foundations in Ritual Studies offers students of Christian liturgy fresh insights from specialists in anthropology, religious studies, and Christian liturgy. The list of contributors includes Romano Guardini, Mark Seale, John Witvliet, Mary Douglas, Victor Turner, Nathan Mitchell, Ronald Grimes, Catherine Bell, Margaret Mary Kelleher, and Herbert Fingarette. This one-volume collection makes their landmark contributions available to professors, graduate students, theologians, and biblical scholars.
Paul Bradshaw (PhD, University of London) is professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame and director of Notre Dame's London Centre. He is also a priest-vicar of Westminster Abbey and the author of The Search for the Origins of Christian Worship. John Melloh (PhD, St. Louis University) is director of the John S. Marten Program in Homiletics and Liturgies at the University of Notre Dame.