The Spirit of the Liturgy [Romano Guardini, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Robert Sarah] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In honor of its. The Spirit of the Liturgy has ratings and 14 reviews. Steve said: Meh. This was a free e-book I found on Amazon. Previously I had read his monumental. Of all that I have to be thankful for at Thanksgiving, my Catholic faith is among those things for which I am most grateful. That is not a pious.

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The Spirit of the Liturgy – Romano Guardini – Google Books

Here truth is at stake, and the fate of the soul, and real—yes, ultimately the only real—life. The introduction by Joanne M. It is a living sacrifice of s;irit praise to Our Lord. This was a free e-book I found on Amazon.

Books by Romano Guardini. The book is divided up into different aspects of the Liturgy and seems to discuss the Liturgy more philosophically than its pieces Romano Guardini did a splendid job with this short book on the Catholic Mass.

The Spirit of the Liturgy Rev. I found much of Guardini’s language a bit obscure. The Seriousness of the Liturgy.

One finds oneself nodding along as Guardini discusses the various aspects of good liturgy and the human tendencies which such liturgy both counters and nurtures. This reflection on the liturgy provides much material to reflect upon regarding the essence and purpose of the liturgy. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Ivy Pepito rated it liked it Feb 10, Spirit of the Liturgywritten inalso starts out beautifully, but by chapter 2 it gets a bit creepy with its Christian as Hive member characterization.


Jared Smith rated it really liked it Feb 16, I didn’t realize it was written in Introduction by Joanne M Pierce.

The Spirit of the Liturgy

The book is even more hampered by the author’s complete misunderstanding of Protestantism, and why guardiji how it operates and exists. The Symbolism of the Liturgy. The fulfillment of all these processes by the set forms of language, gesture, and instruments, their revelation, teaching, accomplishment and acceptance by the faithful, together constitute the liturgy.

I think for the mind wondering about the moral and philosophical dimension of the Mass, this is a great read. While reading this book I was drawn to how pertinent it is in the church today. The fo I now have a better understanding of the unique beauty of the Mass and why we do things the way we do.

Peter Mottola rated it really liked it. Originally written inthis profound reflection on the nature of liturgical worship still stands as a guiding light for today’s renewal of worship and prayer. Refresh and try again. Further, it is difficult not to find oneself represented in at least a few of Guardini’s descriptions.

There is here no question of creating beauty, but of finding salvation for sin-stricken humanity. Aibok Rynjah rated it liked it Oct 04, When this little book first lituryg, it immediately brought wide recognition to a young theologian who would become an important force in the renewal of theology in the twentieth century.

Lists o This Book. Jul 16, Conor rated it really liked it. Still worth the read. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Open Preview See a Problem?

Further, it is difficult not t Guardini’s expertise ranges beyond theology and liturgy into the realm of psychology and sociology, though it is probably more accurate to simply say he understood the human soul.


A must read for those who desire to see the trajectory of liturgical renewal from mid 19th century chant revival through sppirit Second Vatican Council.

The Spirit of the Liturgy by Romano Guardini

May 15, John Yelverton rated it it was ok. Agnes Bullock rated it it was amazing Mar 10, Originally written in wpirit, this profound reflection on the nature of liturgical worship still stands as a guiding light for today’s renewal of worship guuardini prayer.

Oh, Guardini does allow for that component, but it’s described as “emotion under the strictest control. The “Hive” bit may be harsh, but it’s spirut not to feel a bit of chill with lines like these: The Primacy of the Logos over the Ethos.

His family moved to Mainz when he was one year old and he lived in Germany for the rest of his life. Aron rated it liked it Jan 18, No trivia or quizzes yet.

I want to have liturgg book and to read it, but how can I get it? He was one of the most important figures in Catholic intellectual life in the 20th century.

Quotes from The Spirit of the Return to Book Page. In other words beautiful, but also artificial, even arid.