The Mass of the Roman Rite (2-Volume Set)

The Mass of the Roman Rite (2-Volume Set)

Its Origins and Development 

Author: Joseph A. Jungmann, S.J.

Price: $55.00

Format: Paperback

Pages: 1056

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 978-0-87061-274-9

Imprint: Christian Classics

On-sale date: October 22, 2012

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Description

First published in English in 1951 and one of the greatest achievements of twentieth-century theology, Joseph Jungmann’s towering 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: Its Origins and Development (Paperback) 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 influential on the reformers of the Second Vatican Council and is essential reading for anyone wishing 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 of dedicated readers.

Also available in hardcover.

Praise

"This new edition will make this timeless research more available to the eager reader.”

“The word ‘Jungmann’ is synonymous with the history of the Mass. Have a question about the origins of some part of the Sunday Eucharist? ‘Look it up in Jungmann,’ people will say. These volumes are both historical and historic. This new edition will make this timeless research more available to the eager reader.”

Rev. Paul Turner
Author of Glory in the Cross

“What a delight to have this classic work in print again!"

“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