Benedict XVI and the Sacred Liturgy

Benedict XVI and the Sacred Liturgy

Book rating: 05 Hardback Fota Liturgy

Edited by Neil J. Roy, Edited by Janet E. Rutherford

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  • Publisher: Four Courts Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 236mm x 24mm | 662g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Dublin
  • ISBN 10: 1846822548
  • ISBN 13: 9781846822544
  • Sales rank: 99,040

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This volume provides a general overview of some of the more important themes in Benedict XVI's liturgical writings. Contents include: D. Vincent Twomey (St. Patrick's Coll., Maynooth): Benedict XVI, Pope and leigourgos * Jorge Maria Cardinal Mejia (Secretary of the Coll. of Cardinals): The Problem of Translation * Manfred Hauke (U. Lugano, Switzerland): Klaus Gamber: Father of the New Liturgical Movement * Helen Hull Hitchcock: Benedict XVI and the 'Reform of the Reform' * James Hitchcock (St. Louis U.), Continuity and Disruption in the Liturgy * Uwe Michael Lang (Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments): The Crisis of Sacred Art and the Sources for Its Renewal in the Thought of Benedict XVI * Dennis McManus (Georgetown U.): Translation Theory in Liturgiam authenticam * Joseph Murphy (Secretariat of State, Vatican City): Joseph Ratzinger and the Liturgy: A Theological Approach * Alcuin Reid: The Liturgical Reform of Benedict XVI * Neil J. Roy: The Roman Canon: deesis in Euchology.

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By Colman 13 Feb 2010 5

'Benedict XVI and the Sacred Liturgy' is the published proceedings of the first Fota International Liturgical Conference held in Cork, Ireland, in July 2008. It serves as a broad introduction to issues central to Benedict XVI's concern for authentic renewal of Catholic worship, according to the principles set out by the Second Vatican Council, and to his critique of liturgical innovations deviant from those principles.

The book explores some of the formative influences on Joseph Ratzinger's liturgical vision and points to the consistent application of those critically assimilated influences over a spectrum of issues facing modern liturgical scholarship: the recovery of the sacred, the cosmic and eschatological dimensions of Christian worship, advocacy of continuity rather than rupture in the liturgical tradition; the need for historical and intellectural honesty in discerning development (as well as in areas such as vernacular translations of the core texts of the Roman Rite); and the renewal of genuine scientific exploration of the sources of the Roman Rite.

The book is aimed at a professional and general audience. For the most part, it iseasily accessible and plots the map for a series of more specific issues to be dealt with in the Fota Liturgical Conference Series.