[AT164]  Introduction to Christian Worship

Semester II
tuesday 14:30 - 16:15

Course Information

Professor: PUGLISI, James
Language: English

Semester II
tuesday 14:30 - 16:15


A historical and theological consideration of the liturgy of the Catholic Church from its origins (biblical) to the reforms of the Second Vatican Council (contemporary).  The course will include a survey of the development of the Latin liturgy in its various historical and cultural phases, and highlight its theological and pastoral dimensions, based primarily on the content of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium) of Vatican II.


Th. KLAUSER, A Short History of the Western Liturgy. (NY/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1979); M. METZGER, History of the Liturgy. The Major Stages (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1997); R.F. TAFT, The Byzantine Rite: A Short History (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1992); A. VERHEUL, Introduction to the Liturgy. (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1972). Documents of the liturgy itself and a further bibliography will be provided.