The Liturgy of the Late Anglo-Saxon Church

June 2005
7 black and white, 5 line illustrations
344 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
Henry Bradshaw Society
Henry Bradshaw Society Subsidia
ISBN: 9781870252218
Format: Hardback
Henry Bradshaw Society

The Liturgy of the Late Anglo-Saxon Church

Edited by Helen Gittos, M. Bradford Bedingfield

New research into the liturgy of Anglo-Saxon history, with important implications for church history in general.
The essays in this volume offer the fruits of new research into the liturgical rituals of later Anglo-Saxon England. They include studies of individual rites, the production, adaptation and transmission of texts, vernacular gospel translations, liturgical drama and the influence of the liturgy on medical remedies, poetry and architecture; also covered are the tenth-century Benedictine Reforms and the growth of pastoral care. It will be valuable for anyone interested in later Anglo-Saxon England as well as medieval liturgy and church history.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Helen Gittos
The Roman Psalter, its Old English Glosses and the English Benedictine Reform - Mechthild Gretsch
Making the Liturgy - Susan K Rankin
Rending the Garment and Reading by the Rood: Regularis concordia Rituals for Men and Women - Joyce Hill
Rites for Public Penance in Late Anglo-Saxon England - Sarah Hamilton
The Chrism Mass in Later Anglo-Saxon England - Christopher A Jones
The Veneration of the Cross in Anglo-Saxon England - Sarah Larratt Keefer
The Rites and Ministries of the Canons: Liturgical Rubrics to Vernacular Gospels and their Functions in a European Context - Ursula Lenker
Cross-Referencing Anglo-Saxon Liturgy and Remedies: the Sign of the Cross as Ritual Protection - Karen Jolly
The Sign of the Cross: Poetic Performance and Liturgical Practice in the Junius 11 Manuscript - Catherine E. Karkov
How much can Anglo-Saxon Buildings Tell us about Liturgy? -
Ritual and Drama in Anglo-Saxon England: the Dangers of the Diachronic Perspective - M. Bradford Bedingfield


A rich and timely collection which offers many important new analyses of liturgical texts and their relationship to practice and theology. THE YEAR'S WORK IN ENGLISH STUDIES
A valuable addition to our knowledge of liturgical manuscripts and practices. TOEBI NEWSLETTER
Part of the value of a study of this kind is the different disciplinary approaches taken by the various authors.their learning deepens our understanding of Anglo-Saxon liturgy and the history it embodies. REVUE D'HISTOIRE ECCLESIASTIQUE

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