"First Published 1959. Reprinted 1959. Revised Edition 1965. Second Printing 1968. Copyright Alfred R. Shands 1965". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-156) and index.
"The liturgical movement was one of the earliest and most vital indications of the renewal of the Church brought on by the revolutionary changes of our contemporary world. Now, as the author of this book says, 'the liturgical movement has come of age !' The Rev. Alfred R. Shands writes of the great centers of liturgical study and experimentation -- Iona, Colombes, Maria Laach, Halton, Taize -- and relates their work to the whole ecumenical venture. Also, he now includes the many new developments in America and abroad which are influencing liturgical studies: 'Honest to God' (and its continuing dialogue), the Second Vatican Council, renewed emphasis on the role of the laity, new ecumenical ventures, M.R.I., etc." -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword (1965) / Eric James -- Author's Preface (1965) / Alfred R. Shands -- Defining the Problem -- The Local Church Begins to Accept its Task: The Parish and Sociology -- The Roots of the Mission -- The Structure of the Mission -- The Resources of the Mission -- A Critique of Anglican Liturgical Life -- Towards a Parish Liturgical Strategy -- Resources for Parish Liturgical Life: A Pattern -- Bibliography -- Index of Names.