This reference incorporates the insights and expertise of leading liturgists and scholars of liturgy at work today, comprising 200 entries on important topics in the field, from vestments and offertories to ordination and divine unction. It is systematically organized and alphabetically arranged for ease of use. It also includes comprehensive bibliographies and reading lists, to bring the work fully up to date and to encourage further reading and research.
Paul F Bradshaw is Professor of Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame. He is author of many books, including the forthcoming "The Search for the Origins of christian Worship" (O.U.P 2002), and is editor of several others, including the "Companion to Common Worship, Vol 1" (SPCK,2001) and "The Study of Liturgy" (SPCK, 1992)