New PDF release: A Sense of the Sacred: Roman Catholic Worship in the Middle

By James Monti

This incomparable quantity provides a entire exploration and clarification of medieval liturgical celebrations. The reverent prayers, hymns and rubrics utilized in the center a while are defined intimately and interpreted throughout the remark of students from a similar period of time, the period that is often referred to as the "Age of Faith".

Collected here's a wide selection of ceremonies, encompassing the seven sacraments, the most important feasts of the liturgical yr (such as Christmas, Easter, and Corpus Christi), and exact liturgical rites (from the coronation of the pope to the blessing of expectant mothers). The sacred celebrations were drawn from international locations throughout western and valuable Europe-from Portugal to Poland-but specific cognizance has been given to liturgical texts of medieval Spain, which beforehand have bought quite little cognizance from scholars.

Historian James Monti has performed exhaustive learn on medieval liturgical manuscripts, early revealed missals, and the writings of medieval liturgists and theologians in order that the treasures they comprise can encourage a feeling of the sacred in destiny generations of Catholics.

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