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The Search for the Origins of Christian Worship: Sources and Methods for the Study of Early Liturgy

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This is a substantially expanded and completely revised verision of Bradshaw's classic account, first published in 1993. Traditional liturgical scholarship has generally been marked by an attempt to fit together the various pieces of evidence for the practice of early Christian worship in such a way as to suggest that a single, coherent line of evolution can be traced from the apostolic age to the fourth century. Bradshaw examines this methodology in the light of recent developments in Jewish liturgical scholarship, of current trends in New Testament studies, and of the nature of the source-documents themselves, and especially the ancient church orders. In its place he offers a guide to Christian liturgical origins which adopts a much more cautious approach, recognizing the limitations of what can truly be known, and takes seriously the clues pointing to the essentially variegated character of ancient Christian worship.

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ISBN:
9780195217322
Subtitle:
Sources and Methods for the Study of Early Liturgy
Author:
Bradshaw, Paul F.
Author:
null, Paul F.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Ritual & Practices
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Liturgies, early christian
Subject:
Institutions & Organizations
Subject:
Christian Rituals & Practice - General
Subject:
Christian Ministry - Missions
Subject:
Theology | History of Christianity | Early Church
Subject:
Theolog
Subject:
y | History of Christianity | Early Church
Subject:
Religion and Theology | History of Christianity | Early Church
Subject:
Christian Church - General
Subject:
Religion & Theology | History of Christianity | Early Church
Subject:
Christianity - General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
20020411
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.24x6.36x.73 in. .89 lbs.

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