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The Collects of the Roman Missals


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A key scholarly work on the post-Vatican II revision of the Liturgy.

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1. Introduction and Background: State of the Question; Scope, Method, and Goal of Study; The Consilium: Organization and Working Methods; Two Consilium Study Groups: De Calendario and De Missali; Policies Governing the Revision of the Collects 2. Resources: Materials Pertaining to the Revision of the Collects; Materials Useful for the Identification of Sources 3. Advent: Origins and Development of Advent at Rome; Examination of Collects 4. Christmas: Calendar Revisions; Examination of Collects 5. Septuagesima: Duration, Origin, Nature, and Purpose; Suppression of Septuagesima; Examination of Collects 6. Lent: Introduction: The Nature of Lent and Lenten Observance; Study Group Decisions; Examination of Collects 7. Paschaltide: The Calendar; Examination of Collects 8. Summary and Conclusion: Uniqueness of the Post-Vatican II Reform; Handling of Sources; Centonization; Character of the Collect; Comparative Evaluation of the pre- and post-Vatican II Proper Season Collects; Conclusion Bibliography Index of Prayers Index of Scriptural Citations General Index

About the Author

Lauren Pristas is Professor of Theology in the Department of Theology and Philosophy at Caldwell College, USA. Following publication of four leading and well-received articles on the processes by which the 1970 Roman Missal was edited, in 2006 she was awarded the first Society of St Catherine of Siena Research Fellowship in Liturgical Theology and this proposed title represents the results of her research arising from the fellowship.

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