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The Spirit of the Liturgy by Romano Guardini. Originally written inthis profound reflection on the nature of liturgical worship still stands as a guiding light for today’s renewal of worship and prayer.
In poetic terms, it clarifies the underlying principles and existential litutgy of the belief that when Christians join in the Eucharist and other liturgical celebrations, they do so not as discrete individ Originally written inthis profound reflection on the nature of liturgical worship still stands as a guiding light for today’s renewal of worship and prayer. In poetic terms, it clarifies the underlying principles and existential implications of the belief that when Christians join in the Gardini and other liturgical celebrations, they do so not as discrete individuals but as interconnected members of the one People of God.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Aug 12, Steve rated it liked it Shelves: This was a free e-book I found on Amazon. Previously I had read his monumental book length meditation on the life of Christ, The Lord. That one kind of goes beyond things Catholic, and works itself deeply, and beautifully, into the gospels.
Spirit of the Liturgywritten inalso starts out beautifully, but by chapter 2 it gets a bit creepy with its Christian as Hive member characterization. This book was probably aimed at the clergy. And at the time it was written, the liturgy was in Meh.
And at the time it was written, the liturgy was in Latin, so much of what Guardini has written teh longer applies unless you live in an Opus Dei parish, with its weekly Latin offering to true believers hoping for a return to the Good Old Days. The “Hive” bit may be harsh, but it’s hard not to feel a bit of chill with lines like these: It dpirit only when prayer is sustained by and steeped in clear and fruitful religious thought, that it can be of service off a corporate body, composed of distinct elements, all actuated by varying emotions.
Oh, Guardini does allow for that component, but it’s described as “emotion under the strictest control. It’s as if Guardini is projecting Dante’s angels’ worshipful dance from the Paradiso. In other words beautiful, but also artificial, even arid. Woven throughout are comments complaints? In addition, along the way, Guardini also tells a few whoppers.
These are not central to Guardini’s subject, but he would of been better off leaving out statements like “[t]he Church has always condemned every attempt at attacking science, art, property, and so on. If he hadn’t heard it, he certainly knew of it. That liturgy easily holds its own with the Latin Mass. Maybe I’m nitpicking, but I can’t help but feel that such statements betray an institutional arrogance that even a no-doubt humble and holy man such as Guardini was unaware.
Finally, this book is laced with long and numbing passages regarding “beauty. Aug 02, Brett Salkeld added it.
Guardini’s expertise ranges beyond theology and liturgy into the realm of psychology and sociology, though it is probably more accurate to simply say he understood the human soul. This masterpiece does something very difficult and does it well, namely, it articulates what it is that makes good liturgy good. One finds oneself nodding along as Guardini discusses the various aspects of good liturgy and the human tendencies which such liturgy both counters and nurtures.
Further, it is difficult not t Guardini’s expertise ranges beyond theology and liturgy into the realm of psychology and sociology, though it is probably more accurate to simply say he understood the human soul. Further, it is difficult not to find oneself represented in at least a few of Guardini’s descriptions. The reader, when finished, will better understand both the liturgy and the self. Jan 28, booklady marked it as backburner Shelves: As this is the book which inspired Pope Benedict to write The Spirit of the LiturgyI thought it would be a good idea to read this book along with the Holy Father’s book, however that did not happen.
Still want to read it May 15, John Yelverton rated it it was ok. Whatever good points the author makes concerning the liturgy are drowned out once he makes the idiotic statement that like art, the liturgy should exist clearly for its own sake.
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The book is even more hampered by the author’s complete misunderstanding of Protestantism, and why and how it operates and exists. Jul 30, Richard R.
While there are some very good chapters and some great lines to meditate on, overall the book has too much theology and philosophy for the ordinary reader. The introduction by Joanne M. Pierce is easily readable and is a good summary of Guardini’s work. Nice read Heavy read. Makes plenty of points clear to think about. May read it again to absorb it a little more. Jun 27, Rich rated it really liked it Shelves: Clearly apparent why Joseph Ratzinger was compelled to write his own volume with the same title.
I now have a better understanding of the unique beauty of the Mass and why we do things the way we do. This celebration not only includes me, our congregation, but all of the Church around the world as well as those who have gone before us, and those who will come after us.
It is a living sacrifice of our praise to Our Lord. While reading this book I was drawn to how pertinent it is in the church today. I didn’t realize it was written in The fo I now have a better understanding of the unique beauty of the Mass and why we do things the way we do.
The foundation of beauty is truth. Without truth, the beauty we experience is one dimensional, shallow, without depth and truly without beauty. If going to church is boring, you gotta ask yourself whether you are going to praise and glorify God, or some other reason.
Sspirit 3 are necessary for a fruitful spiritual life. This book was a challenge for me since I llturgy no training in philosophy or logic. It is part of a Lenten Book Club on http: Jul 21, Cameron Murray rated it it was amazing. Romano Guardini did a splendid job with this short book on the Catholic Mass. It was recommended to be from a friend, and I’ll say that it was indeed a great recommendation.
I’d say for the average joe the book is a little on the difficult side being written in the guardnii 2oth century, especially as it is a translated work, which I believe adds some slight difficulty.
The book is divided up into different aspects of the Liturgy and seems to discuss the Liturgy more philosophically than its pieces Romano Guardini did a splendid job with this short book on the Catholic Mass. The book is divided up into different aspects of the Liturgy and seems to discuss the Liturgy more philosophically than its pieces and parts. I think for the mind wondering about the moral and philosophical dimension of the Mass, this is a great read.
Jul 23, John added it. Written early in his ordained ministerial service, Guardini’s chapter on “Playfulness” remains a classic theological reflection on the “purpose” of worship.
A short volume with countless insights. A must read for those who desire to see the trajectory of liturgical renewal from mid 19th century chant revival through the Second Vatican Council. Jul 16, Conor rated it really liked it.
Though this wasn’t as good as anticipated, the essay entitled, “The Playfulness of the Liturgy,” is worth the price of admission. I found much of Guardini’s language a bit obscure. Still worth the read.
The Spirit of the Liturgy by Romano Guardini
Oct 03, Carlos rated it it was amazing. Yhe reflection on the liturgy provides much material to reflect upon regarding the essence and purpose of the liturgy. Jan 01, Fr. Peter Mottola rated it really liked it. Foundational to an understanding of the subject. Rodlyn Joachim rated it guareini was amazing Oct 31, Parth rated it really liked it Jul 04, Schen rated it liked it Mar 04, Daniel Button rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Harman rated it really liked it Oct 11, Ivy Pepito rated it liked it Feb 10, Carmen C rated it it was amazing Nov 04,