One of the world's foremost liturgical scholars has done something out of the ordinary. This visual feast of elements of worship is traced down through different ages, including Ambrosian, Roman, Mozarabic, Gallican, and Celtic times. Too, the book is marvelously interdisciplinary, illuminating architecture, music, linguistics, politics, monasticism, and more. 260 pages, hardcover. Paulist.
An anthropological history of the church that involves relationships with architecture, art, literature, culture, pastoral and ecclesiastical government as well as with its connections with the civil power and the organization of society.Written by one of the world's foremost liturgical scholars, this remarkable book, which will appeal to lovers of history as well as liturgy professionals, features a colorful design and vast array of extraordinarily produced illustrations and maps in full color.