The Reform of the Reform?: A Liturgical Debate : Reform Or Return

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Ignatius Press, 2003 - 273 pages

Disturbed by the direction in which the post Vatican II liturgical reforms have moved, two fictitious representatives of mutually antagonistic movements debate the remedy for "correct" liturgical reform.

This unique work presents a debate between a "traditionalist" who argues for a return to the pre-Vatican II liturgy, and a "reformist" (no liberal himself) who advocates a new liturgical reform more in keeping with what the Council fathers had in mind. They bring to the debate the insights of renowned authorities on the liturgy, including Cardinal Ratzinger, Msgr. Klaus Gamber, Michael Davies, Fr. Brian Harrison and Fr. Aidan Nichols.

This book is written for anyone interested in the Church's liturgy, and the controversies surrounding the liturgical renewal. It is both a primer for those who lack the theological and liturgical expertise to articulate their dissatisfaction with the state of the liturgy, and an excellent resource for those specialists who would appreciate having a single volume for consulting salient points from numerous authorities.

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Contents

The Traditionalist Position in Brief
19
The Reformist Position in Brief
23
Return to the Old Rite or Fix the New?
25
Renewal or Rupture?
26
Guiding Principles of the Reform
30
The 1962 and 1970 Missals Compared
38
The Ordinary of the Mass
40
Ritual Actions
47
Commentary
50
Distinguishing between the Rite and Its Common Usage
76
Other Considerations
82
What Place Ought the Preconciliar Roman Liturgy to Have?
87
Other Considerations
91
Conclusion
101
Epilogue
105
Copyright

Prayers
49

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Fr. Thomas Kocik, also the author of a book on Apostolic Succession, is a member of the Priestly Society of Cardinal Newman.

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