Theology and Spirituality of the Eucharistic Prayer
496 pages, 6.00 x 9.00
Paperback | 9780268004989 | July 1989
eBook (PDF) | 9780268076368 | July 1989
Hardcover | 9780268000912 | July 1989
eBook (EPUB) | 9780268076375 | July 1989
Eucharist is a detailed history of the Christian Eucharistic formularies. Bouyer gives a thorough analysis of the Jewish meal prayers, the berakoth, to which he traces the origins of the eucharistic rite, and ends with the recent addition of new eucharistic prayers to the Roman rite. He also includes the history of the various forms of the early Christian liturgies, of the Byzantine, Gallican, and Mozarabic Eucharists, of the changes introduced during the Reformation, and of developments in the Anglican, Lutheran, and Reformed traditions.
Rev. Louis Bouyer (1913-2004) was a member of the French Oratory and one of the most respected and versatile Catholic scholars and theologians of the twentieth century. He is the author of many books, including Liturgical Piety (University of Notre Dame Press). In addition to his many writings, Bouyer lectured widely across Europe and America.
In addition to his translation of Eucharist: Theology and Spirituality of the Eucharistic Prayer, Rev. Charles Underhill Quinn translated books on the Paschal mystery and the Gallican Rite.