Edited by Paul F. Bradshaw
A reconsideration of liturgical traditions in general against the backdrop of case studies and critiques, this book reevaluates the challenges posed to Jews and Christians alike as they aspire to reshape, yet retain, the liturgical traditions they have inherited.
“This book’s thirteen essays, written by leading liturgists of the various denominations, provide a survey and comparison of the modern reforms of the Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish liturgies as well as critical discussions of the nature of liturgical traditions and the forces that shape them. After the historical surveys, the volume concludes with programmatic essays about the challenges facing future liturgical reforms from the realms of theology, feminism, and poetics. Included too are essays about the images Jewish and Christian liturgies present about each other. . . . [T]his volume presents a worthwhile analysis and documentation of a reformation in process.” — Religious Studies Review
“Essays in this collection consider past and present perceptions of ‘the other’ in Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopal, United Methodist, Conservative Jewish, and Reform Jewish liturgies. Contributors also critique new liturgies from theological, poetic, and feminist perspectives. Essential for seminary libraries and appropriate for large public and academic libraries.” — Library Journal
“This is an engaging collection of essays which should be of interest to both Christians and Jews and which are sure to provoke further reflection on the nature of our worship traditions. Liturgists and those engaged in Jewish-Christian relations as well as all those seeking a richer communal prayer life will find much in this book that is stimulating and encouraging.” — Toronto Journal of Theology