Learn the methodology, historical setting, theological and spiritual doctrines, and the pastoral concerns of the liturgy. The Handbook for Liturgical Studies provides a course of liturgical studies in five volumes. It leads readers not only to a scientific understanding of the liturgy but also to an active and spiritually fruitful participation in the ecclesial celebration of Christ’s mystery desired by the Second Vatican Council.
The Handbook examines the subjects in the liturgical ordo, history, and tradition as components of the theology of liturgy. It pays significant attention to the role played by the human sciences in the liturgy—psycho-sociology, anthropology, linguistics, and the arts. Contributors treat pastoral and spiritual considerations in light of liturgical principles and suggest general models based on the meaning and purpose of the liturgy. This comprehensive vision of Christian worship integrates materials from the East and non-Roman West with the Roman.
More than 40 authors from Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America, and Europe have contributed to the Handbook. Many are professors of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in Rome. Each author, while drawing material from liturgical tradition and from ancient, medieval, and modern sources, also writes from a particular research and personal interest in a subject. Although diverse in style, together the authors express a spirit of fidelity to the Church, its doctrine and tradition, and its mission. The result is a cohesive view of the meaning, purpose, and celebration of Christian worship.
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Anscar J. Chupungco, OSB, is the director of the Paul VI Institute of Liturgy in the Philippines and professor of liturgical inculturation at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in Rome. Among his publications are Liturgies of the Future: The Process and Methods of Inculturation and Liturgical Inculturation: Sacraments, Religiosity, and Catechesis.