History and theology of the Eucharist; description of various roles of priest, deacon, et al. Glossary.
Father Anthony Ruff, OSB, describes this book in these words: "This is an excellent historical survey of the development of the Christian celebration, with very helpful treatment of developments in architecture, music, books, vessels and eucharistic theology in each major era. Running alongside the text are well-chosen quotations, photographs, diagrams, and musical examples. Each chapter ends with a delightful story, suggesting what it must have been like for real people who celebrated the Eucharist. This second, revised edition is nearly twice as long as the original. Readers will welcome the addition of eucharistic theology to each chapter, as well as expansion of the quotations and accompanying material. This will be an indispensable text for teachers and students. Congratulations to the author for this achievement. Very highly recommended!" Professor Teresa Berger says about this book: "What a rich feast of insight, knowledge, and information about eucharistic history and practice through the centuries! The liturgical tradition--in both its vibrant diversity and its lively engagement with material reality, the visual arts, music and architecture--truly comes alive in this volume. From Age to Age is a must for anyone interested in how Christians have celebrated the sacrament of God's real presence in ever-changing contexts."
In this book, the author details the history of the Christian Eucharist, the Mass, from its beginnings in Jewish liturgy to the present. Father Foley, OFM, Cap., does not deal just with the texts of the Mass; he also provides extensive commentary on architecture, music, and sacred vessels. This book is profusely illustrated with drawings, maps, music, and photographs. The book concludes with an extensive glossary, a chapter-by-chapter bibliography, and a 19-page index. Such documentation bears witness to the Father Foley's scholarship and reliability. The author holds a Ph.D. in liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame, from the early 1970s. His work, as you would expect, is well researched and theologically oriented. Father Foley also has done graduate work in music and so is especially sensitive to this dimension of Christian celebration. He is currently professor of liturgy and music at the Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago.
Edited by Father Robert Daly, S.J., also of the New England Province of the Society of Jesus, this book is Father Kilmartin's legacy. It is a masterful study of the author's synthesis of Western theology of the Eucharist.
This is the second volume of Jungmann's classic work on the Roman Catholic Mass, first published in English in 1955. This volume includes Part IV of the work: The Mass Ceremonies in Detail-The Sacrifice. The author considers the Offertory, the Canon Actionis, the Communion Cycle, and the Close of the Mass. The book concludes with an index of sources and an index of names, things, and formulas.
This is the English language 1951 edition, translated from the 1949 German edition. In addition to this single volume, ACP also makes available copies of the complete, two-volume set, q.v. Note that this first volume in English was first published in 1951; the second, in 1955. In this first volume of the two-volume work, Jungmann provides the first three parts of the whole magnum opus: Part One is the form of the Mass through the centuries; Part Two is the Nature and Forms of the Mass; Part Three is the Mass Ceremonies in Detail. The latter includes the opening or entrance rite and the service of readings, concluding with the General Prayer of the Church and further adjuncts to the sermon. This volume begins with the author's foreword, the translator's note, a list of abbreviations, the bibliography, and the introduction. Through both volumes, the footnotes are provided on the bottom of each page of the main text.
This is a revised and abridged edition, in one volume, of the classic study of the Roman Catholic Mass, by Father Joseph Jungmann, S.J. This volume, while convenient, lacks the extensive footnotes of the complete, two-volume edition. However, there are some textual revisions in this volume that make it more up to date than the older English language edition. The original was the 1949 German edition.