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

This book was a challenge for me since I have no training in philosophy or logic. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Daniel Button rated it it was amazing Jan 09, I didn’t realize it was written in All this it is which must be revealed, expressed, sought after, found, and imparted by every possible means and method; and when this is accomplished, lo!

A must read for those who desire to see the trajectory of liturgical renewal from mid 19th century chant revival through the Gurdini Vatican Council. Foundational to an understanding of the subject. The Primacy of the Logos over the Ethos. I want to slirit this book and spiritt read it, but how can I get 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.


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Whatever good points the author makes concerning the liturgy are drowned out once he makes the idiotic statement that like art, the liturgy should exist clearly for its own sake. And at the time it was written, the liturgy was in Latin, so much of what Guardini has written no longer applies unless you live in an Opus Dei parish, with its weekly Latin offering to true believers hoping for a return to the Good Old Days.

The Style of the Liturgy.

The Seriousness of the Liturgy. The book is divided up into different aspects of the Liturgy and seems to discuss the Liturgy more philosophically than its pieces and parts.

Written early in his ordained ministerial service, Guardini’s chapter on “Playfulness” remains a classic theological reflection on the “purpose” of worship. When this little book first appeared, it immediately ghe wide recognition to a young theologian who would become an important force in the renewal of theology in the twentieth century. The Spirit of the Liturgy by Romano Guardini. Romano Guardini was a Catholic priest, author, and academic. Jul 16, Conor rated it really liked it.

The Nazis forced him to resign from his Berlin position in 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.

While there are splrit very good chapters and some great lines to meditate on, overall the book has too much theology and philosophy for the ordinary reader.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. A short volume with countless insights. Guardini died in Munich on 1 October Jared Smith rated it really liked it Feb 16, If he hadn’t heard it, he certainly knew of it.

Still want to read it It is only when prayer is sustained by and steeped in clear and fruitful religious thought, that it can be of service to a corporate body, composed of distinct elements, all actuated by varying emotions. Romano Guardini Limited preview.

I found much of Guardini’s language a bit obscure. Guardini was born in Verona, Italy in The “Hive” bit may be harsh, but it’s hard not to feel a bit of chill with lines like these: 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.

All 3 are necessary for a fruitful spiritual life. Maybe I’m nitpicking, but I can’t help but feel that such statements betray an institutional arrogance that even a no-doubt humble and holy man such as Guardini was unaware.

I think for the mind wondering about the moral and philosophical dimension of the Mass, this is a great read. Woven throughout are comments complaints?