"`My desire is to help us move from an initial emotional response to feminine traditions of the church,' writes Geitz, `to one that is based on sound biblical, historical and theological principles.' Ideal for use in adult education classes, the book contains a chapter-by-chapter guide for group study and discussion, complete with handouts". -- back cover.
Contents divided into three main parts.
Contents: Preface -- Translations of the Nicene Creed -- We Believe in One God -- The Father Almighty -- Maker of Heaven and Earth -- We Believe in One Lord Jesus Christ -- The Only Son of God -- Incarnate from the Virgin Mary -- He Was Crucified -- On the Third Day He Rose Again -- We Believe in the Holy Spirit -- One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church -- Conclusion -- Study Guide -- Notes -- Person Index -- Scripture Index.
"Ruth A. Meyers, Editor, for the Standing Liturgical Commisssion".
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents divided into two section: I : Supplemental Theological Materials : Theological, Biblical, and Historical Perspectives -- II : A Theological Consultation on Language and Liturgy.
Contents: Preface / Frank T. Griswold -- Introduction / Ruth A. Meyers -- "O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing ..." / Ellen K. Wondra -- Biblical Origins of Inclusive Language / L. William Countryman -- Inclusive Language Liturgies / Richard Norris -- "Lord Teach Us to Pray" : Historical and Theological Perspectives on Expanding Liturgical Language / Paula S. Datsko Barker -- The Feminine as Omitted, Optional, or Alternative Story : A Review of the Episcopal Eucharistic Lectionary / Jean Campbell -- A Consultation on Language and Liturgy.
Contents of Section II include position papers: Translating the Tradition / J. Robert Wright -- Principles for Liturgical Language / Ruth A. Meyers -- Gender and Trinitarian Language / Ellen K. Wondra -- How are We to Name the Trinity in our Eucharistic Prayers ? / Ralph N. McMichael Jr. -- Dialogue or Disputation : The Character of the Debate about Inclusive Language / Patricia Wilson-Kastner -- Language Shaped and Shaping / Juan M.C. Oliver.
"Part I of the volume contains five essays on the use of `expansive' language and imagery in public worship. Part II consists of papers presented at a consultation on the subject of Liturgical Language, sponsored by the Standing Liturgical Commission in September of 1993. Also included is a transcription of a dialogue in response to the presentations". -- back cover.
"In this provocative collection of [eleven] essays, noted liturgist and author Willian Seth Adams challenges the church to examine its thinking and assumptions about how Christians worship. Warning that `the way we've always done `it' may no longer be a valid premise. Adams says that the church must think something different, do something different and, finally, move some physical and emotional furniture. These essays, originally published in a variety of collections and journals, have finally been brought together in one stimulating volume and that will be a valuable resource for the general reader and the seasoned liturgical scholar" -- back cover.
Contents divided into three main sections: Part One: Thinking Something Different -- Part Two: Doing Something Different -- Part Three: Moving the Furniture.
Contents: Foreword -- Christian Liturgy, Scripture and the Jews: A Problematic in Jewish Christian Relations -- Expansive Language: A Matter of Justice -- The Prayer Book Theology of Ministry -- The Eucharistic Assembly: Who Presides ? -- Given and Shed for Whom? : A Study of the Words of Administration -- On Liturgical Hospitality -- De-coding the Obvious: Reflections on Baptismal Ministry in the Episcopal Church -- An Apology for Variable Liturgical Space -- Theology and Liturgical Space: Saying What We Mean --The Place of the Dead: Christian Burial and the Liturgical Environment -- Preaching and the Potential of Liturgical Space -- Afterword.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-197) and index.
The author "reminds us that the living God whom we meet in prayer, Scripture, theology, and our present day world can be known and expressed in many and varied names. The church has known this truth for a long time, and is constantly forgetting it. Christians, especially theologians, can become either constant seekers after titillating novelties, or rigid defenders of theological systems that they venerate more than the living God. Jim offers us a theological approach to express our vision in old and new ways." -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword / Patricia Wilson-Kastner -- Preface dated Conversion of Paul [25 January] 1990 / James E. Griffiss -- Introduction: What is Your Name ? -- The Names of God -- The Authority of Names -- Praying the Mystery -- Experiencing God -- The Way of Naming -- The Sacrament of Names -- Endnotes -- Bibliography -- Index.
"The subject and study of this book -- the language of liturgy -- are no longer new for the Episcopal Church. .... The content of this book is noticeably different. Previous volumes presented the new services in their entirety, to introduce them more easily to worshipping congregations. In this volume, the worship materials are offered as resources to supplement existing Rite II services of the 'Book of Common Prayer'. .... The first intent of this book, then, is to provide optimum flexibility in planning worship with supplemental liturgical materials. A second intent, no less important than the first, is that brief reference materials be as easily accessible as possible. Instead of being contained in a separate volume, as before, the educational commentary is here bound together with the new or suggested texts. An updated bibliography directs the interested worshipper to further educational resources". -- Preface, pp. 5, 7.
Contents: Preface / Sarah Motley -- Introduction -- Supplemental Liturgical Materials -- Appendix A : Background / Leonel L. Mitchell -- Appendix B : Bibliography -- Appendix C : The Hymnal 1982 and Inclusive Language -- Appendix D: Evaluation -- An Objective Survey for Congregational Use.
"[Prepared by] The Standing Liturgical Commission of the Episcopal Church".
"Published for the Standing Liturgical Commission of The Episcopal Church by the Church Hymnal Corporation ... Copyright. 1989 by Charles Mortimer Guilbert as Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer". -- verso of t.-p.
"The language of Christian liturgical prayer springs from the deep wells of Scripture, tradition and human experience -- constantly changing and complex. .... The services in 'Prayer Book Studies 30 : Supplemental Liturgical Texts' also have as their source these distinct but entirely linked currents of prayer. While the Offices and Holy Eucharist will be readily recognized as familiar forms of Anglican prayer, structured in familiar sequence, they also reflect the increasing sensitivity of the English language that certain words, images, and phrases are changing in meaning, particularly those which contain reference to gender". -- Preface.
Contents divided into three main sections: The Daily Office -- The Holy Eucharist -- Musical Supplement.
Contents: Preface -- The Daily Office -- Daily Morning Prayer: Rite Two Adapted -- Order of Worship for the Evening Adapted -- Daily Evening Prayer: Rite Two Adapted -- The Holy Eucharist -- The Holy Eucharist -- Prayers of the People -- Musical Supplement -- Daily Morning Prayer -- Order of Worship for the Evening -- Daily Evening Prayer -- The Holy Eucharist.