Companion to Common Worship Volume 1


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To complement the popular ‘how to do it’ publications, which give guidance on the move to Common Worship, a serious and scholarly commentary on Common Worship texts is offered here. Volume 1 contains chapters on the Eucharist, Initiation, Service of the Word, Calendar and Sunday Lectionary, Psalter, Canticles, and Collects and Post Communion Prayers.
There is an historical survey of the origins and development of each rite from New Testament times, through the Middle Ages, the Reformation, and up to the present day. This is followed by a detailed commentary on the rite as a whole, and on each part of it, including a comparison with the ASB and other contemporary liturgies, and a short list of books for further reading.

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.