Liturgy, Order and the Law

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byRupert D. H. Bursell

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Liturgy is concerned with the worship of God. Yet in spite of that - some might say because of that - it is necessary to have rules. It is sometimes mistakenly thought that these rules are archaic and therefore irrevelant; in fact the rules and their interpretation have changed considerablyin recent years, so much so that there is now widespread concern among the clergy and church administrators about the degree to which Liturgical Law is being correctly understood and applied.This book has a straight forward aim which is to describe and analyse a wide range of Ecclesiastical Law topics which are scarcely dealt with in other books on Church Law and Ecclesiastical Law. As such it provides not merely a statement of legal principles but also a discussion in-depth of therelevant law and its developments. The style is precise and easy to read. The authorities and foot-notes are comprehensive. Arguably it presents the most comprehensive coverage of Ecclesiastical Law published in modern times.

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Liturgy is concerned with the worship of God. Yet in spite of that - some might say because of that - it is necessary to have rules. It is sometimes mistakenly thought that these rules are archaic and therefore irrevelant; in fact the rules and their interpretation have changed considerablyin recent years, so much so that there is no...

Rupert D.H. Bursell is Barrister of Lincoln's Inn, Clerk in Holy Orders, Chancellor of the Dioceses of Durham and St. Albans, Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of York and one time Chancellor of the Dioceses of Bath and Wells.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:362 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198262507

ISBN - 13:9780198262503

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`'The book is full of detailed footnotes...provides a mine of information about what may be regarded as lawful and what is not...implicitlu argues a case for the need to keep liturgical text and context within reasonable bounds. As a reference book, it ought to be available to many clergy andworship-leaders...this gaunt-sounding but imaginative tome will prove useful.''Church Times