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The Shape of the Liturgy


Dacre Press 1945

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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. Dix explores the ancient Christian forms of liturgy from the Egyptian and Syrian traditions to the Roman, Jerusalem, and Antioch rites prior to the fourth century, and each of their expressions and developments in each liturgical action. The Shape of the Liturgy is the standard text for ancient liturgical studies and the meaning of each symbol and sacrament present today.

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Praise for the Print Edition

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.

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Product Details

  • Title: The Shape of the Liturgy
  • Author: Dom Gregory Dix
  • Publisher: Dacre Press
  • Publication Date: 1947
  • Pages: 760
  • Christian Group: Anglican
  • Topic: Liturgy

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.

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