The New Westminster Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Paul Bradshaw, ed.
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The New Westminster Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Paul Bradshaw, ed.
Westminster John Knox Press
493 pages
January 2003
rated 3 1/2 of 5 possible stars

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Here is the successor to J. G. Daviesí New Westminster Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship (1986). It follows the same format as the 1979 edition except that it does not have illustrations, which could have livened up the dictionary and help to explain things visually. The book, though, is a great resource, with many international, inter-denominational, and inter-religious scholars involved in its creation. The scholars are listed with their credentials and their entries, including Anscar Chupungco, O.S.B., Jan Michael Joncas, Nathan Mitchell, and Gail Ramshaw. The entries are arranged according to A-to-Z format and vary in length. See-also references and cross referencing are indicated by an asterisk beside a term appearing in the entries. Some entries have bibliographies (not only in English), but most do not. This dictionary is mainly concerned with Christian liturgy and worship but gives a nod to other religions.

Paul Bradshaw is a professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Eucharistic Origins (2005), The Apostolic Tradition (2002), The Search fro the Origins of Christian Worship (2002), A Companion to Common Worship (2001), and many other books.

This dictionary is recommended for academic, theological and personal libraries.

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