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When Common Worship was introduced, a need for a serious and scholarly commentary on the whole range of its texts became apparent. A Companion to Common Worship provides an historical survey of the origins and development of many rites from New Testament times, through the Middle Ages and Reformation, up to the present day. The parts of each rite are examined in a detailed commentary that includes a comparison with the ASB and other contemporary liturgies, followed by a short list of books for further reading.
Now that the process of completing Common Worship has come to an end, and following the success of A Companion to Common Worship: Volume 1, Professor Bradshaw and a team of scholars have produced this greatly anticipated second volume, which covers all the material that was not included in the first: Daily Prayer, The Weekday Lectionary, Times and Seasons, New Patterns for Worship, The Additional Collects, Rites on the Way, Wholeness and Healing, Reconciliation and Restoration, Marriage, Funeral, Ordination Services, and Public Worship with Communion by Extension.
The editor, Paul Bradshaw, is Professor of Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame and currently serves as Director of the university’s Undergraduate London Program. He is a members of the Church of England Liturgical Commission and author of The Search for the Origins of Christian Worship and Eucharistic Origins, and is co-author of The Study of Liturgy.