Tuesday, December 01, 2009

2006 CIEL Oxford Colloquium Proceedings Now Published

Many of our readers may recall the 2006 CIEL colloquium which was held in Oxford and which studied "The Genius of the Roman Liturgy."

I am pleased to report that the papers from that colloquium have now been published by Hillenbrand Books under the title of The Genius of the Roman Rite: Historical, Theological and Pastoral Perspectives on Catholic Liturgy

For those who are unfamiliar with this event, or for those are but who would like to freshen their recollections of it, I would direct you to these two NLM articles:

Part 1: The Oxford Experience, The Liturgies, The Fellowship
Part 2: The Papers

I would most particularly highlight part 2 where I give summations of the various papers which were delivered at this colloquium and which are found within this newly released publication.

This book is a must-have for theological libraries and for those interested in the study of the sacred liturgy.

Here is the release information from Hillenbrand.

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The Genius of the Roman Rite: Historical, Theological and Pastoral Perspectives on Catholic Liturgy

Uwe Michael Lang, Editor

This book is a collection essays from the proceedings of the 11th International CIEL (International Centre for Liturgical Studies) Colloquium held at Merton College, Oxford, September of 2006. CIEL is an academic school of liturgy founded in 1994 in Paris to instruct priests, seminarians, religious, and the laity in the riches of Catholic liturgical history and development of the liturgy.

This collection of essays explores various aspects of the Roman liturgical tradition.

Introduction by Uwe Michael Lang

Chapter 1: Pope Benedict XVI and the Liturgy by Eamon Duffy
Chapter 2: Latin as a Liturgical Language: Its Origins and Early Development by Uwe Michael Lang
Chapter 3: Poetry in the Latin Liturgy by Gabriel Díaz
Chapter 4: Music Proper to the Roman Liturgy by László Dobszay
Chapter 5: Theological Foundations of the Liturgy in Need of Recovery by Nicola Bux
Chapter 6: Liturgies of the Military Religious Orders by Cristina Dondi
Chapter 7: The Development of the Feast of Corpus Christi and its Place in the Church's Sacred Year by Lauren Pristas
Chapter 8: Medieval Exegesis of the Liturgy: The "Mystical" Sense of the Ceremonies of the Mass by Claude Barthe
Chapter 9: Sacrosanctum Concilium and the Organic Development of the Liturgy by Alcuin Reid
Chapter 10: The Rite of Braga by Joseph Santos
Chapter 11: Roman Liturgy and Popular Piety by Sheridan Gilley
Chapter 12: Theological Reflections on the Traditional Liturgy by Laurence Paul Hemming

The fact that well-known international academics like Eamon Duffy, Uwe Michael Lang, Laurence Paul Hemming, Alcuin Reid and Sheridan Gilley are contributors who will immediately establish the volume's authority and importance in contemporary theological debate. This collection will certainly be an essential resource to teachers and students of liturgical history and theology at all levels in higher education, as well as being of interest to the broader market of those who, while not necessarily in the academy, want to be informed about current debates in liturgical theology

Collections Series, Paperback, 6 x 9, 268 pages

European Customers: Please visit Gracewing Publishing at www.gracewing.co.uk for ordering information.


Price: $24.00

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