The Shape of the Liturgy, New Edition
A new edition of Gregory Dix's masterpiece, still essenytial reading for students and scholars and in print constantly for fifty years.
Dom Gregory Dix's classic account of the development of the Eucharist rite continues to be the definitive and authoritative work on the subject. He presents his massive scholarhsip in lively and non technical language for all who wish to understand their worship in terms of the framework from which it has evolved.
He demonstrates the creative force of Christianity over the centuries through liturgy and the societies it has moulded. His great work has for nearly fifty years regularly been quoted for its devotional as well as its historical value, and has regularly attracted new readers.
In this book for the first time, critical studies in the learned periodicals of many countries have been carefully sifted and the results arranged to give a clear picture of the development of the Eucharistic rite.
What people are saying - Write a review
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified
User Review - Flag as inappropriate
The Eastern Orthodox Churches point to this as being one of the best written texts on the liturgy. Massive in detail and repeatative at times.
THE LITURGY AND THE EUCHARISTIC ACTION I
THE PERFORMANCE OF THE LITURGY
THE CLASSICAL SHAPE OF the LiturgyI
EUCHARIST AND LORDS SUPPER
THE CLASSICAL SHAPE OF THE LITURGYII
THE PRENICENE BACKGROUND OF THE LITURGY
THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER
The Syrian TraditionThe Liturgy of SS Addai and Mari
THE SANCTIFICATION OF TIME
THE DEVELOPMENT OF CEREMONIAL
THE COMPLETION OF THE SHAPE OF THE LITURGY
VARIABLE PRAYERS AT THE EUCHARIST
THE MEDIAEVAL DEVELOPMENT
THE REFORMATION AND THE ANGLICAN LITURGY
THROUGHOUT ALL AGES WORLD WITHOUT END
Other editions - View all
accepted action adopted already altar anamnesis appears authority become beginning bishop blessing Blood Body bread called celebrant Christ christian church clergy collect coming communion connection consecration continued corporate custom deacons death devotion doctrine early East Eastern effect elements eucharistic prayer evidence expression fact faith Father feast fifth century followed fourth century give Greek hand Hippolytus holy idea important institution Italy Jerusalem Jesus jewish later liturgy living Lord Lord's mass matter meaning mind Name natural never offering offertory once original period position practice pre-Nicene present priest primitive probably proper question received remained represents rite Roman Rome sacrament seems Shape sort Spirit suggest Sunday supper synaxis Syrian taken thanksgiving Thee things third tion tradition unto West Western whole wine worship