Church's Liturgy by Michael KunzlerChurch's Liturgy by Michael Kunzler

Church's Liturgy

byMichael Kunzler, Placed Murray, Henry O'shea

Paperback | April 4, 2002

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This is the first volume published in English of a series of International Handbooks of Catholic Theology under the general editorship of Cardinal Christoph Sch¿nborn, Archbishop of Vienna.The book is a comprehensive introduction to the liturgy of the Roman Rite, set within a broader consideration of Christian liturgies Eastern and Western (Byzantine, Mozarabic, Ambrosian, and Reformed). The central theme of the book is the life-creating communication between God and human beings. Part 1 deals with God's invitation to humanity to enter the divine fullness of life. This is God's descent or "katabasis." Part II is concerned with humanity's acceptance of the invitation--the human ascent to God or "anabasis." Following this extensive treatment of the general nature of Christian liturgy are four sections devoted to particular subjects: the celebration of the Eucharist, the celebration of the sacraments, the liturgy of the hours and other services of the Word, and, finally, the liturgical year.
Title:Church's LiturgyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:466 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1.05 inPublished:April 4, 2002Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826413536

ISBN - 13:9780826413536


Table of Contents

1. Catabasis: God's Descent to Man 2. Anabasis: Man's Ascent to God 3. The Celebration of the Eucharist 4. The Sacramental Celebrations of the church 5. The Hallowing of Time, 1: Liturgia Verbi--Liturgy of the Hours and Liturgy of the Word 6. The Sanctification of Time, 2: Celebrating the Year of the Lord 7. Appendices

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"[The author has] a thorough knowledge of the theology of the Eastern Church, which abounds all around us and extends and amends our one-sided Western perspective."--Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger