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Worship in the Early Church: An Anthology of Historical Sources, vol. 1
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Worship in the Early Church: An Anthology of Historical Sources, vol. 1

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Liturgical Press 2009

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Overview

Worship in the Early Church: An Anthology of Historical Sources, vol. 1 is part of a four-volume collection of excerpts from early Christian writings illustrating the Church’s liturgical practice in both East and West, from its Jewish beginnings through the end of the sixth century. Source material for the collection includes doctrinal and historical treatises, scriptural commentaries, sermons, letters, synodal legislation, early church orders, monastic rules, and baptismal and funeral epigrams. Each author or major selection is preceded by a short introduction containing such information as dates, country of origin, and various other background details. A bibliography of pertinent periodical and liturgical literature is given, as well as a bibliography referencing standard encyclopedias of religion and manuals of patrology.

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Key Features

  • Presents a collection of excerpts from early Christian writings
  • Illustrates the Church’s liturgical practice in both East and West
  • Includes doctrinal and historical treatises, sermons, letters, and more

Contents

    • Pre-Christian Era
      • Jewish prayers from table and synagogue
    • Subapostolic Era
      • The Didache
      • Clement of Rome
      • Ignatius of Antioch
      • Pastor Hermas
    • Second Century
      • Justin Martyr
      • Irenaeus of Lyons
      • Melito of Sardis
    • Third Century
      • Tertullian
      • Cyprian of Cathage
      • Hippolytus of Rome
      • The Didascalia of the Apostles
      • Origen
      • The Apostolic Church Order
    • And much, much more!

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About Lawrence J. Johnson

Lawrence J. Johnson is the former executive secretary of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions and the former editor/director of The Pastoral Press. He has written several books on the liturgy and its music, including The Mystery of Faith: A Study of the Structural Elements of the Order of the Mass.