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Heaven and Earth in Little Space quotes Heaven and Earth in Little Space , litcharts Heaven and Earth in Little Space , symbolism Heaven and Earth in Little Space , summary shmoop Heaven and Earth in Little Space , Heaven and Earth in Little Space 969f920e This Timely And Provocative Book Asks Whether The Widespread Falling Away Of The Appeal Of Religious Worship Is Connected With The Simplification Of Liturgical Practice Over Recent Decades Has A Well Meant Policy Of Making The Language And Style Of Worship Accessible Resulted In A Loss Of The Sense Of Mystery And Has This Accelerated The Decline The Author, Who Was Involved With The Development Of Common Worship, Surveys Five Hundred Years Of Change In The Anglican Tradition Against The Wider Backdrop Of The Catholic And The Orthodox Traditions He Explores What The Search For Re Enchantment Might Mean In A Post Modern Society Where The Corporate Practice Of Religion Is In Decline And Where Religious Language And Religious Worship Have Lost Much Of Their Appeal ANDREW BURNHAM Is The Bishop Of Ebbsfleet He Was Formerly Vice Principal Of St Stephen S College, Oxford, And Served On The Liturgical Commission Of The Church Of England He Is The Compiler Of A Manual Of Anglo Catholic Devotion JONATHAN BAKER Is The Principal Of Pusey House Oxford And The Author Of Consecrated Women He Is Currently A Member Of The Liturgical Commission Of The Church Of England

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  1. says:

    Msgr Andrew Burnham, who was at the time the bishop of Ebbsfleet when he wrote this lovely book in the Church of England is now a member of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, the canonical structure set up to receive groups of Anglicans into communion with the Catholic Church Msgr Burnham was a part of the Anglo Catholic wing of the Church of England prior to his entering into communion with Rome, and had published several other works on Anglo Catholic devotion and liturgy prior to this work As anyone who will take the time to read this book will see, he is a uniquely knowledgeable liturgist and well placed to write a book that, in essence, compares the liturgical inheritance of the Church of England and that of the Roman Rite.In this book, he covers some of liturgical changes that have occurred in the past hundred years or so within the Roman Rite of the Liturgy, and compares them with the developments within the liturgy of the Church of England The first chapter deals with the nature of the Church of England s liturgy as a historical matter, while the last five chapters deal with topics mainly of concern to the Roman Rite the impact of the Novus Ordo, the issue of fasting and feasts in the calendar, the issue of music for the liturgy, the nature of the changes in the Liturgy of the Hours, and ends with a rather lovely reflection on the role of Mary in the liturgy In each chapter, Msgr Burnham takes time to compare the practice of the Roman Rite with that of the Church of England he doesn t reference Anglican practice elsewhere according to its official prayer books but also its recent practice I must say, I found it illuminating on several levels, not being all that familiar with the liturgy of the Church of England, but also with Msgr Burnham s knowledge of the Roman Rite as well His depiction, for example, of some of the unsatisfactory changes made to the divine office by St Pius X largely lines up with what I have heard personally from Fr Samuel Weber, a very respected liturgical scholar who teaches in St Louis Msgr Burnham also has a great deal of interesting practical suggestions for the reform of the liturgy in this work as well which are worth pondering I am a Roman Catholic, and a British historian by training, so I naturally found this book quite stimulating However, I do wonder what Anglicans might make of the book, or even if they would be interested in it at all The first chapter basically lays out the case that the Church of England is an essentially Reformed body, and those who are still firm in that tradition might not care for Msgr Burnham s version of the history of the English Reformation I do hope that they would, however, because the book is a good reminder that the same cultural changes that have impacted both communions in the past hundred years or so, and gives a good sense or at least I thought it did of how each responded to those changes I have in mind the collapse of attendance at Sunday liturgy in both communions, but also the responses of each communion themselves which ones were successful, which ones weren t about which Msgr Burnham is particularly insightful In short, I believe this is the best book I have read on the liturgy since I read Joseph Ratzinger s Spirit of the Liturgy, and it should have a place in the library of anyone concerned about Christian liturgy.

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    I couldn t finish this book, finding the posturing and presuppositions espoused by the author a source of distraction and disillusion.There was much promise in the opening of book, particularly in the Foreward and Introduction, both written by other scholars, yet the approach of the primary author was about stating and attempting to justify is own opinion and belief in a manner that brooked no interference.Very disappointing.

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