THE REVIVAL OF LITURGY by Frederick R.- Ed. McManus


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What better way to pay tribute to Father Diekmann, a pioneer and champion of a cause, which required intellectual aggressiveness and fortitude in the face of serious adversity, than to publish a testimonial volume in which the fruits of his labors are reflected in articles by co-workers, disciples and followers. The virtuosity they demonstrate is a real credit to the effectiveness of the pioneer's apostolate. Here the reader is treated to the thoughts of such distinguished men as H. A. Reinhold, Carroll Stuhlmueller, C.P., Maur Durbach, O.S.B., Gerard S. Sloyan, Clement J. McNaspy, S.J., Frederick R. McMans and others. The honored principal in this case is the respected Godfrey Diekmann, O.S.B., liturgist and editor of the now important journal of Church life -- Worship. This book is published on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Father Dickmann's editorship of the magazine. Only the opening chapter is in any sense a eulogy. Actually the book is a compendium of the latest thought on the key areas of concern to the liturgical movement which has mushroomed in recent years into one of the most effective agents for revitalizing formal worship in the Church. This is a useful ""catch-up"" book particularly for the newcomers in this exciting field.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1963
Publisher: Herder & Herder