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The Mass of the Roman Rite - Its Origin and Development

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Mass of the Roman Rite

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The Mass of the Roman Rite - Two-Volume Set
Its Origin and Development
Joseph A. Jungmann, S.J.

One of the greatest achievements of the twentieth-century theology, Joseph Jungmann's topwering work is a comprehensive study of the origins, evolution, and theology of the Mass from its earliest forms to the dawn of Vatican II.  It is now revised with a chapter unavailable in the previous English-language edition.

The fruit of over a decade of painstaking research, The Mass of the Roman Rite is a magisterial treatment of every part of the Mass: its form, its history, and its theology.  Originally written in German, the work was revised several times by Jungmann, and this new edition includes an important revised chapter on the comingling of the eucharistic species unavailable in the previous two-volume set.  The Mass of the Roman Rite was hugely influencial on the reformers of the Second Vatican Council and is essential reading for anyone wisshing to deeply understand Roman Catholic worship.  As the Church continues to reflect on the Mass and reform its rites and rituals, Jungmann's work is sure to find a new audience.

"What a delight to have this classic work in print again!  It still remains the most reliable and detailed guide to the evolution of the Roman Mass, to which every student of liturgical history should turn." - Paul Bradshaw, Professor of Liturgy, University of Notre Dame



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Review Provided By - THE Catholic Book Review Site

This item received 5 stars overall. Re-print of a thorough history and explanation of the Mass of the Roman Rite

This is a two volume set that totals over 1,000 pages, and if that wasn't intimidating enough, it has blocks of Latin in it with a smattering of Greek words. Reprinted by Ave Maria Press, "The Mass of the Roman Rite" offers you a chronological history of how the Mass evolved through the centuries, the different forms of the Mass, and a detailed description of all the parts of the Mass. A chapter was also added that was unavailable in previous editions which discusses the commingling of the Eucharistic species.


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