The banished heart : origins of heteropraxis in the Catholic Church / Geoffrey Hull
- Hull, Geoffrey
- London ; New York : T & T Clark, 
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- Physical Description:
- xiv, 383 pages ; 24 cm.
- T & T Clark studies in fundamental liturgy
- A new law of prayer -- The heart of the church -- Western wisdom -- Rational worship -- The primacy of Peter -- Piety and power -- The idol of uniformity -- Peter's Rome or Caesar's? -- From tradition to obedience -- Reformed Catholicism -- Respectable religion -- The cost of belonging -- A new law of belief? -- Pax Americana -- The great hijack -- Ruins in the East -- The art of double standards -- The reign of confusion -- Felix culpa?
- "T & T Clark Studies in Fundamental Liturgy offer leading scholarship from all disciplines related to liturgical study. The books in the series seek to reintegrate biblical, patristic, historical, dogmatic and philosophical questions with liturgical study in ways faithful and sympathetic to classical liturgical enquiry. Volumes in the series include monographs, translations of recent texts and edited collections around very specific themes. The series is edited by Susan Frank Parsons and Laurence Paul Hemming of the Society of St. Catherine of Siena" "T̀his book is an eloquently written, passionate and scholarly account of the secularisation and desacralisation of the Roman Catholic liturgy from the 1960s. The impoverishment of the liturgy through the sacrifice of two thousand years of symbolism, and the loss of the dimension of mystery in the name of didacticism and man-centredness, are also strikingly described as rooted in a reaction against the defects and rigidities of an overcentralised and authoritarian pre-Vatican II Catholicism. The author gives a detailed and authoritative narrative of the destruction of traditions held in common by Latin Christians and the Eastern Orthodox and of the disgraceful persecution by Latin liberals of Eastern Rite Christians in communion with Rome. Far from being a simply reactionary work, appealing to an imaginary golden age before the 1960s this book is an historically-informed challenge to restore the very God-centred character of the liturgy itself.' Sheridan Gilley, Durham University, UK."
"If the Suppression of the traditional Roman liturgy against the wishes of the Second Vatican Council was, in the words of Silvio Cardinal Oddi, "a crime for which history will never forgive the Church", why did the vast majority of Latin-rite Catholics abandon their time-hallowed forms of worship? The Banished Heart seeks to account for this cultural and spiritual catastrophe by demonstrating what will surprise many: how present-day mainstream Catholicism grew directly from the official conservatism of the Church as it was before the Council"--Jacket.
- 9780567237989 (hbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-368) and index.
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