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Life and Liturgy - Louis Bouyer

Sheed & Ward, 1956, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed with loss at the spine ends and heavy sunning to the spine. Small address sticker to the first blank.

From the cover: “People who regard the present movement of liturgical revival in the Church as something you can go in for if you go in for that sort of thing will feel very differently after reading Pere Bouyer’s book. Rich in that rare scholarship which begins with vision into the wonder of ordinary life, he makes plain how the criticisms, controversies and experiments of the past half-century bear directly on the spiritual, psychological and cultural well-being of us who do the football pools and try not to be audible to ourselves when singing the Credo. He gives a sympathetic evaluation of the liturgical problems of the Middle Ages, the aberrations of the sixteenth century and the Baroque, the reaction of the Romantic era and the pioneer work of men like Beauduin, Gueranger and Casel. Then, sifting through to the central Catholic tradition, he draws on modern depth psychology and comparative religion to hammer home the crying need of a full liturgical life. For as he points out, it answers, through its central mystery, that yearning for the redemption and ‘assumption’ of our natural life manifest from the cults of antiquity to the dreams of modern neurosis — the longing for a deed that will make of death and suffering themselves a way to life and joy.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: [X] 284

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