A Select Liturgical Lexicon

By J.G. Davies (editor)

A ready-reference for anyone interested in the subject of liturgy and worship, containing over 800 entries, ranging from short definitions to lengthy articles.

ISBN: 9780227170106


A classic title now republished, this reference work is devoted to matters of worship. It does not limit itself to any specific period, but covers all the Christian centuries. Nor is it devoted to one Church only, but attempts to be truly ecumenical.

This lexicon contains over 800 entries, ranging from simple definitions to full-length articles tracing the history of the object or practice described. The entries selected are those that the student of liturgy is likely to encounter most frequently. Bibliographical references are given for the main items and a special feature where a liturgical document is concerned, is the listing of original texts and, when available, of translations together with critical studies if there are any directly bearing upon the subject. Cross-references are indicated by an asterisk.

This book is an indispensable tool for all students of worship and indeed anyone interested in the history and practice of Christian liturgy.

Additional information

Dimensions 216 × 140 mm
Pages 152


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About the Author

Reverend John Gordon Davies was educated at King’s School (Chester), Christ Church (Oxford) and Westcott House (Cambridge). He worked in the dockland parish of Rotherhithe and as Professor in Theology at the University of Birmingham. He was also Director of the Institute for the Study of Worship and Religious Architecture in the University.



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