The Liturgy and the Word of God explores the historical liturgy, sacraments, and public prayers of the Catholic Church in the years immediately prior to the Second Vatican Council. Containing essays written by leading European Catholic theologians of the twentieth century, including Hans Urs von Balthasar and Jean Daniélou, this classic text is essential reading for understanding the Mass both before and after Vatican II. Many of these writings are required reading in the classroom today, as they give key theological insights to the liturgy of the Catholic Church and its fundamental relationship with the unchanging Word of God.
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- Explores the Mass and the sacraments in pre-Vatican II context
- Reveals the unchanging fundamentals of the Church’s liturgy
- Explains how the Word of God moves throughout the Church
- Introduction by Aimé Georges Martimort
- “The Bible in the Liturgy” by Pierre Jounel
- “The Sacraments and the History of Salvation” by Jean Daniélou
- “God has Spoken in Human Language” by Hans Urs von Balthasar
- “The Word of God Lives in the Liturgy” by Louis Bouyer
- “The Whole Mass Proclaims the Word of God” by A. M. Roguet
- “The Church Responds to God with the Word of God” by Joseph Gelineau
- “The Bible and the Liturgy in Catechesis” by Francois Coudreau
- “Is it Possible in the Twentieth Century to Be a ‘Man of the Bible’?” by Charles Moeller
- “Blessed Are They who Hear the Word of God and Put it into Practice” by Joseph Lécuyer
- “The Liturgy and the Word of God in Parish Life in the German Diaspora” by Otto Spuelbeck
- Title: The Liturgy and the Word of God
- Editor: A. G. Martimort
- Publisher: Liturgical Press
- Publication Date: 1959
- Pages: 183
About the Editor
Monsignor Aimé-Georges Martimort (1911–2000) was a French Catholic theologian and clergyman in the Catholic Church. He studied and taught in both Toulouse and Rome in the late 1930s and early 1940s. He was founder and director of the Center for Pastoral Liturgy in Paris from 1946 to 1964 and later directed the Catholic Institute of Toulouse. He was the author of numerous works, including The Church at Prayer: An Introduction to the Liturgy, Deaconesses: An Historical Study, and The Signs of the New Covenant. He served as a consulting theologian to the Congregation for Divine Worship from before the Second Vatican Council to the time of his death.