Worship: Rites, Feasts, and Reflections
Rev. Maxwell E. Johnson
Essays on various feasts and seasons of the liturgical year and writings on Christian Initiation and Eucharist in an ecumenical context.
This collection of essays reflects the good fruit of Maxwell Johnson's long and distinguished career as a liturgical historian, theologian and pastoral liturgist.
Reflections on Christian Initiation and Eucharist
An internationally recognized scholar and professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame, Johnson has gathered together into this volume essays on various feasts and seasons of the liturgical year and writings on Christian Initiation and Eucharist in an ecumenical context.
Reflections on ecumenical worship, liturgical relativism, and more
It also includes articles offering liturgical-theological reflections on a variety of topics: baptismal ecclesiology, eucharistic reservation, the question of contemporary liturgical relativism, the origins of Lent, ecumenical worship, the Virgin of Guadalupe, and others.
Fascinating and worthwhile reading
Students of liturgy, pastoral liturgists, pastors and anyone interested in questions of liturgy, theology and ecumenism will find this fascinating and worthwhile reading.
-- Patrick Regan, Ecclesia Orans
"Pastoral Press earns the gratitude of Johnson's admirers with the latest edition to its Worship series: Rites, Feasts, and Reflections. The result is a precious collection of outstanding essays by one of the great liturgical thinkers of our day. What we have is a joy."
-- Paul Turner, Doxology (A Journal of Worship: The Order of Saint Luke)
"Maxwell Johnson's emphasis on initiation ... comes through as a unifying theme in the book. His writing is thought provoking and ecumenically wide-ranging."
-- Doug Chaplin, Praxis News of Worship (England)