"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.