Eternity Today Vol. 2 Paperback

On the Liturgical Year

by Martin Connell;

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Eternity Today Vol. 2

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According to Dom Gregory Dix, the basic shape of the Christian liturgy has remained the same "ever since thirteen men met for supper in an upper room at Jerusalem" some two thousand years ago. According to Martin Connell, the same cannot be said for the liturgical year. The Triduum, or three days of Easter, only emerged in the fourth century. So, too, did Christmas. Earlier, Epiphany was the birthday of the Savior. Although a pre-Easter fast of variable length was observed since earliest times, the precise Forty Day span only appeared, once again, in the fourth century. And that foundational fourth century also saw the beginnings of the observance of Advent, which actually took centuries to catch on. As Connell demonstrates in this fascinating book, the varieties of Christian observance emerged in local communities stretching from Gaul to India and were often born in the struggles that were define orthodoxy and heresy. "Eternity Today" is a vade mecum for anyone who wishes to observe the liturgical year with intelligent devotion. Throughout, Connell aims to recover the theology and spirituality of the Christian year.;As an aid to reflection, he incorporates numerous selections of contemporary poetry, thereby demonstrating how secular poets can often hit upon a point that finds its echo in Christian life and ritual. "Eternity Today: The Liturgical Year, Volume 2" covers Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Candlemas, and Ordinary Time.

Eternity Today Vol. 2 by Martin Connell was published by Continuum in February 2007 and is our 42729th best seller. The ISBN for Eternity Today Vol. 2 is 9780826418739.

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Page last updated 8th September 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherContinuum (February 2007)
Number of Pages236
Thickness20 mm
Height228 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code124687
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