The Search for the Roigins

The Search for the Roigins

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Traditional liturgical scholarship has generally been marked by an attempt to fit together the various pieces of evidence for the practice of early Christian worship in such a way as to suggest that a single, coherent line of evolution can be traced from the apostolic age to the fourth century. Paul Bradshaw examines this methodology in the light of recent developments in Jewish liturgical scholarship, of current trends in New Testament studies, and of the nature of the source-documents themselves, and especially the ancient church orders. In its place he offers a guide to Christian liturgical origins which adopt a much more cautious approach, recognizing the limitations of what can truly be known, and takes seriously the clues pointing to the essentially variegated character of ancient Christian worship.show more

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  • Paperback | 217 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 340.19g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0195080513
  • 9780195080513

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"An indispensable instrument for liturgical teaching and research."--Worship"Thank you for this wonderfully informative book. It is so well done and fills such a current need."--Lynn McMillon, Oklahoma Christian University"Splendid--first rate!"--Edward Foley, Catholic Theological Union"Lucid and insightful....Bradshaw's more 'cautious' approach to the history of liturgy provides an admirable introduction to the field."--W.T. Flynn, Emory University"This is a great contribution to the study of the church and its worship to God."--Wayne Kilpatrick, International Bible Collegeshow more

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