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This nine-volume collection presents the eloquent writings of Anglican monk and priest Dom Gregory Dix. In his lifetime, Dix was many things: liturgical scholar, Anglican Benedictine monk, priest, historian, papalist, and prolific writer. His writing was based on apostolic traditions, early church history, and the works of Justin Martyr, Hippolytus of Rome, and the Syriac Liturgy of Addai and Mari. It flowed from a life of service and study.

Dix was also an ecclesiastical politician and Anglican papalist. He strongly defended the Church of England, while also seeking reunion with the Holy See. These convictions, coupled with an engaging voice and a dedication to historical research, are the backbone of his work. Opening with the magisterial Shape of the Liturgy and supported by shorter elaborations on specific doctrines and historical positions of the church, this collection contains Dix’s most important works in print.

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Key Features

  • Includes the full text of Dix’s most influential work, The Shape of the Liturgy
  • Offers historical and devotional perspectives
  • Presents scholarly research in Dix’s signature engaging voice

Praise for the Print Edition

If we let him, this scholarly monk will take us to sacred places no one else can, even into the very primal beginnings of our Christian faith. It is true that he is an academician and is very careful in his analysis of countless documents in various antiquated languages, but his heart is touched with the fire of God, and this lightens the potential heaviness of his topic. In fact, at times he is absolutely inspired, inviting us who persevere with him into hidden places and moments clouded by ancient mists, bringing us before the very altars of the saints who first experienced the holy Eucharist with the Apostles.

—Father John Worgul, Holy Trinity Seminary

The most influential work of Anglican liturgical scholarship in the twentieth century has been The Shape of the Liturgy. . . . Dix’s work had a pivotal influence on all subsequent liturgical revision in the Anglican Communion.

The Study of Anglicanism

  • Title: Select Works of Dom Gregory Dix
  • Author: Dom Gregory Dix
  • Volumes: 9
  • Pages: 1,528

The Shape of the Liturgy

  • Author: Dom Gregory Dix
  • Publisher: Dacre Press
  • Publication Date: 1947
  • Pages: 760

Considered the most influential liturgical work of the twentieth century, this volume describes Dix’s Four Action Shape of the Liturgy: Offertory, Consecration, Fraction, and Communion.

The Theology of Confirmation in Relation to Baptism

  • Author: Dom Gregory Dix
  • Publisher: Dacre Press
  • Publication Date: 1953
  • Pages: 42

In this volume, Dix briefly discusses his theological positions on confirmation and baptism.

The Treatise on the Apostolic Tradition of St. Hippolytus of Rome, Bishop and Martyr

  • Author: Dom Gregory Dix
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1937
  • Pages: 192

This volume is a study of the early church and the apostolic tradition.

Jurisdiction in the Early Church: Episcopal and Papal

  • Author: Dom Gregory Dix
  • Publisher: Faith House
  • Publication Date: 1938
  • Pages: 124

Dix addresses the positions of the papacy and the local church and the changes that have occurred over time.

The Idea of the Church in the Primitive Liturgies

  • Author: Dom Gregory Dix
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1938
  • Pages: 50

In this volume, Dix analyzes liturgies throughout history.

The Claim of Jesus Christ

  • Author: Dom Gregory Dix
  • Publisher: Wilcox and Follet
  • Publication Date: 1951
  • Pages: 86

Dix examines the claim made for Jesus by the first Christians and the historical events in which the claim was grounded.

The Story of the Christian Church

  • Author: Dom Gregory Dix
  • Publisher: A. R. Mowbray & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1951
  • Pages: 78

Dix presents a historical story of the Christian church.

Jew and Greek: A Study in the Primitive Church

  • Author: Dom Gregory Dix
  • Publisher: Dacre Press
  • Publication Date: 1953
  • Pages: 119

Published shortly after Dix’s death, this volume discusses conflicts and cultural transitions made by the early church.

The Image and Likeness of God

  • Author: Dom Gregory Dix
  • Publisher: Dacre Press
  • Publication Date: 1954
  • Pages: 77

Published shortly after Dix’s death, this volume consists of a series of devotional writings.

About Dom Gregory Dix

George Eglinton Alston Dix (named Gregory in religion) (1901–1952) was an English monk and priest of Nashdom Abbey, an Anglican Benedictine community. He was a noted liturgical scholar whose work had particular influence on the reform of Anglican liturgy in the mid-twentieth century.