The Shape of the Liturgy, New Edition
A new edition of Gregory Dix's masterpiece, still essential reading for students and scholars and in print constantly for fifty years. Dom Gregory Dix's classic account of the development of the Eucharist rite continues to be the definitive and authoritative...
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A new edition of Gregory Dix's masterpiece, still essential reading for students and scholars and in print constantly for fifty years. Dom Gregory Dix's classic account of the development of the Eucharist rite continues to be the definitive and authoritative work on the subject. He presents his massive scholarship in lively and non technical language for all who wish to understand their worship in terms of the framework from which it has evolved. He demonstrates the creative force of Christianity over the centuries through liturgy and the societies it has moulded. His great work has for nearly fifty years regularly been quoted for its devotional as well as its historical value, and has regularly attracted new readers. In this book for the first time, critical studies in the learned periodicals of many countries have been carefully sifted and the results arranged to give a clear picture of the development of the Eucharistic rite.
Dom Gregory Dix was an Anglican Benedictine Monk of Nashdom and an outstanding scholar with an international reputation. The Shape of the Liturgy was his masterpiece.
- Introduction. The Purpose Of This Essay I. The Liturgy And The Eucharistic Action Ii. The Performance Of The Liturgy Iii. The Classical Shape Of The Liturgy - I Iv. Eucharist And Lord's Supper V. The Classical Shape Of The Liturgy - Ii Vi. The Pre-nicene Background Of The Liturgy Vii. The Eucharistic Prayer Viii. Behind The Local Traditions Ix. The Meaning Of The Eucharist X. The Theology Of Consecration Xi. The Sanctification Of Time Xii. The Development Of Ceremonial Xiii. The Completion Of The Shape Of The Liturgy Xiv. Variable Prayers At The Eucharist Xv. The Mediaeval Development Xvi. The Reformation And The Anglican Liturgy Xvii. 'throughout All Ages, World Without End' Index