"In this book Anscar Chupungco carries forward the work begun in 'Cultural Adaptation of the Liturgy' (Paulist, 1982). Now, more than twenty-five years after the [Vatican II] Council, the first stage of the liturgical renewal is complete: the Roman liturgy has been restored to its classical shape. But the challenge of the second stage lies before us: the adaptation of the liturgy to various cultures and traditions. This, the unfinished agenda of the Council, is the task of the local churches. .... After reviewing the mandate of the Council, the author examines the future of the liturgy in three chapters". -- back cover.
Contents: Introduction -- Chapter One: Sound Tradition and Legitimate Progress -- 1. The Classical Reform of Vatican II -- 2. SC 37-40: Toward a Pluriform Liturgy -- 3. Adaptation and the Competent Authority -- 4. Approaches to Adaptation: Acculturation, Inculturation, and Creativity -- 5. The Translation of Liturgical Texts -- Chapter Two: The Future Shape of the Eucharistic Celebration -- 1. The Order of Mass in the Reform of Vatican II -- 2. Toward Alternative Forms of the Order of Mass -- Chapter Three: The Future Shape of Sacramental Celebrations -- 1. Vatican II's Reform of the Sacramental Celebrations -- 2. The Postconciliar Revision of the Sacramental Rites -- 3. The Passage from the 'Editio Typica' of the Rites of Initiation -- 4. From the 'Editio Typica' to Alternative Rites of Marriage -- 5. Note on the Rite of Penance -- 6. Note on the Rite of Anointing the Sick -- Chapter Four: The Future Shape of the Liturgical Year -- 1. Theological Premise -- 2. The Celebration of Easter Sunday --3. Culture and the Sunday Observance -- 4. Liturgical Feasts in the Life and Mission of the Church.