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Liturgical Studies Series (4 vols.)
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Liturgical Studies Series (4 vols.)

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Church Publishing 1994–2003

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Overview

This four-volume series reflects the continual development of liturgical prayer within Anglicanism. Essays from a broad range of Anglican ministers and scholars explore subjects as diverse as Baptism, inclusive language within liturgy, inculturation and the Book of Common Prayer. With a special emphasis on gender inclusiveness and native cultures, the Liturgical Studies Series is a scholarly and practical exploration of liturgy issued by the Standing Judicial Commission of the Episcopal Church.

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Key Features

  • Issued under direction of the Standing Judicial Commission of the Episcopal Church
  • Explores all facets of Anglican ministry and practice
  • Written by a broad range of Episcopal ministers and scholars

Product Details

Individual Titles

Baptism and Ministry: Liturgical Studies One

  • Editor: Ruth A. Meyers
  • Series: Liturgical Studies
  • Publisher: Church Publishing
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 116

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This collection of essays issued under the direction of the Standing Liturgical Commission (SLC) focuses on the topics of baptism and ministry. Chapters within the volume address issues such as welcoming new ministers; reaffirmation of ordination vows; confirmation/reception; and baptismal ministry.

Contents:

  • “Decoding the Obvious: Reflections on Baptismal Ministry in the Episcopal Church,” by William Seth Adams
  • “Celebrating Baptismal Ministry at the Welcoming of New Ministers,” by Stephen M. Kelsey
  • “The Reaffirmation of Ordination Vows,” by Michael W. Hopkins
  • “To Confirm or to Receive?,” by Daniel B. Stevick

Ruth A. Meyers is a diocesan liturgist in the Diocese of Western Michigan and an associate faculty member at the Ecumenical Theological Center in Detroit, Michigan.

How Shall We Pray?: Expanding Our Language about God, Liturgical Studies Two

  • Editor: Ruth A. Meyers
  • Series: Liturgical Studies
  • Publisher: Church Publishing
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 177

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This significant collection of articles on expanding our language about God was compiled by Ruth A. Meyers for the Standing Liturgical Commission. Topics discussed include: theological, biblical, and historical perspectives on supplemental liturgical materials; biblical origins of inclusive language; historical and theological perspectives on expanding liturgical language; and gender and Trinitarian language.

Contents:

  • “‘O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing . . . ’,” by Ellen K. Wondra
  • “Biblical Origins of Inclusive Language,” by L. William Countryman
  • “Inclusive Language Liturgies,” by Richard Norris
  • ‘Lord, Teach Us to Pray’: Historical and Theological Perspectives on Expanding Liturgical Language,” by Paula S. Datsko Barker
  • “The Feminine as Omitted, Optional, or Alternative Story: A Review of the Episcopal Eucharistic Lectionary,” by Jean Campbell, OSH
  • “Translating the Tradition,” by J. Robert Wright
  • “Principles for Liturgical Language,” by Ruth A. Meyers
  • “Gender and Trinitarian Language,” by Ellen K. Wondra
  • “How Are We to Name the Trinity in Our Eucharistic Prayers?,” by Ralph N. McMichael Jr.
  • “Dialogue or Disputation: The Charter of the Debate about Inclusive Language,” by Patricia Wilson-Kastner
  • “Language Shaped and Shaping,” by Juan M.C. Oliver

Ruth A. Meyers is a diocesan liturgist in the Diocese of Western Michigan and an associate faculty member at the Ecumenical Theological Center in Detroit, Michigan.

A Prayer Book for the 21st Century: Liturgical Studies Three

  • Editor: Ruth A. Meyers
  • Series: Liturgical Studies
  • Publisher: Church Publishing
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 287

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This book of 16 essays by prominent liturgists addresses those things in the Prayer Book which need to be changed or that the writer desires to be changed, those things that might be added to the Prayer Book, and other issues related to change. The final four essays explore more broadly the nature of liturgical prayer, inclusive and expansive language, and inculturation. The Liturgical Studies series continues the thoughtful discussions previously issued as Occasional Papers from the Standing Liturgical Commission.

Contents:

  • “The Daily Prayer of the Church,” by Jean Campbell
  • “Christian Initiation: Ritual Patterns and the Future Shape of Revision,” by J. Neil Alexander
  • “Scope and Focus in Eucharistic Celebration,” by Louis Weil
  • “‘Let Us Pray for the Church and the World’,” by Daniel B. Stevick
  • “The Structure of the Eucharistic Prayer,” by Thomas J. Talley
  • “What Shall We Do about Confirmation?,” by Leonel L. Mitchell
  • “A Critique of the Rite of the Celebration and Blessing of Christian Marriage,” by Jennifer M. Phillips
  • “Death: Appearance and Reality,” by Gregory M. Howe
  • “The Shape of the Ordination Liturgy,” by Paul F. Bradshaw
  • “‘Gentle as a Dove, Living, Burning as Fire: Images and Language in the 1979 Ordinal,” by Richard G. Leggett
  • “Celebrating the Ministry of All the Baptized at the Welcoming of New Leaders into the Continuing Life and Ministry of Congregations,” by Steve Kelsey
  • “The Lectionary of the Book of Common Prayer: Biblical Texts That Shape the Life of the Church,” by Joseph P. Russell
  • “‘O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing . . . ’,” by Ellen K. Wondra
  • “Expansive Language: a Matter of Justice,” by William Seth Adams
  • “Prayer Book Revision or Liturgical Renewal? The Future of Liturgical Text,” by Clayton L. Morris
  • “Just Praise: Prayer Book Revision and Hispanic/Latin Anglicanism,” by Juan M.C. Oliver

Ruth A. Meyers is a diocesan liturgist in the Diocese of Western Michigan and an associate faculty member at the Ecumenical Theological Center in Detroit, Michigan.

The Chant of Life: Inculturation and the People of the Land, Liturgical Studies Four

  • Editor: Mark L. MacDonald
  • Series: Liturgical Studies
  • Publisher: Church Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 287

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What does it mean to inculturate liturgy? Why is it necessary? What value does it hold for the people? Does it impact the church as a whole? What does the process of inculturation teach about liturgy? Bishop Mark McDonald has assembled a broad list of contributors who address the issues of liturgical inculturation from theological, scriptural, musical, spiritual, and pastoral perspectives in the context of the Native American community. The discussions are of value to the wider church as it looks forward to a new era.

Contents:

  • “Ritual and Inculturation: Reclaiming Native Tradition in Christian Liturgy,” by Malcolm Naea Chun
  • “Incarnation into Culture: Becoming the Church in a New Millennium,” by Clayton L. Morris
  • “Frigid Cold Can’t Stop the Holy Spirit,” by Ginny Doctor
  • “Essential Worship,” by Leonel L. Mitchell
  • “Where Will the Native American Liturgy Come From?,” by John E. Robertson
  • “Singing for Life and Music in the Small Parish,” by Marilyn Haskel
  • “Towards a Lakota Rite,” by Martin Brokenleg
  • “Our Place: Inculturating [Anglo] Liturgical Space,” by Juan M.C. Oliver
  • “Mother the Earth,” by William C. Wantland
  • “Inculturation: Not Just a Dairy Product Anymore,” by Monte Mason
  • “Planning with native Americans for a Shared Worship Experience,” by Steve Charleston
  • “The Alaskan Orthodox Mission and Cosmic Christianity,” by Michael J. Oleska
  • “Compass Rose Liturgical Tourists,” by Juan Quevedo-Bosch

Mark L. MacDonald was bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Alaska for 10 years. He currently serves as the Anglican Church of Canada’s first national indigenous bishop.