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Forthcoming Book Reviews


Philip H. Pfatteicher, Journey into the Heart of God: Living the Liturgical Year. New York and London: Oxford University Press, 2013), for Worship.

Nicholas Denysenko, The Blessing of Waters and Epiphany: The Eastern Liturgical Tradition (Burlington: Ashgate, 2012) for Worship.

Kenneth N. Stevenson, Liturgy & Interpretation, SCM Studies in Worship (London: SCM Press, 2011), for Worship.

Published Book Reviews


Anglican Marriage Rites: A Symposium. Edited by Kenneth W. Stevenson. Joint Liturgical Studies 71, Alcuin Club and The Group for the Renewal of Worship. (Norwich, Norfolk: SCM Canterbury (Hymns Ancient and Modern), 2011), in Worship 86, 5 (September 2012): 473-4.

The Armenian Gospel of the Infancy. Translated and Annotated by Abraham Terian (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2008), Worship 86, 5 (September 2012): 476-7.


Lawrence J. Johnson, Worship in the Early Church, An Anthology of Historical Sources, Four volumes plus CD-Rom (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, Pueblo, 2009), in Worship 85, 2 (2011): 168-172.

Byron David Stuhlmann, The Initiatory Process in the Byzantine Tradition: Texts in Translation from Early Manuscripts of the Euchology and Typikon of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, With a Brief Commentary Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 18 (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2009), in Worship 85, 1 (2011): 85--87.

2010 Everett Ferguson, Baptism in the Early Church: History, Theology, and Liturgy in the First Five Centuries (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmanns, 2009) in Worship 84, 4 (2010): 358-362.

Abraham Terian, Marcarius of Jerusalem, Letter to the Armenians AD 335, AVANT 4 (St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2008), in Andrews University Seminary Studies 47 (2009): 283-5.

Jewish and Christian Liturgy and Worship: New Insights into its History and Interaction, Jewish and Christian Perspectives 15, Edited by Albert Gerhards and Clemens Leonhard (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2007) in Worship 83, 6 (November, 2009), pp. 558-561.

Paul L. Gavrilyuk, Histoire du catéchumènat dans l’Église ancienne (Paris: Les Édiitons du Cerf, 2007), in The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 60, 2 (April 2009): 321.

Graham H. Twelftree, In the Name of Jesus: Exorcism among Early Christians (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic Books, 2007), in The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 60, 2 (April 2009): 319-20.


Bryan D. Spinks, Early and Medieval Rituals and Theologies of Baptism: From the New Testament to the Council of Trent and Reformation and Modern Rituals and Theologies of Baptism: From Luther to Contemporary Practices. Liturgy, Worship, and Society Series. Aldershot/Burlington: Ashgate, 2006, in Church History 77, 01 (2008): 230-232.

Lizete Larson-Miller, The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, Lex Orandi Series (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2005), in Religious Studies Review 34, 3 (2008): 210.

Peter Jeffrey, The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Imagined Rituals of Sex, Death, and Madness in a Biblical Forgery  (New Haven and London: Yale University Press), 2007, in Worship 82, 1 (2008): 85-89.

Juliette Day, The Baptismal Liturgy of Jerusalem: Fourth- and Fifth-Century Evidence from Palestine, Syria and Egypt, Liturgy, Worship and Society (Aldershot and Burmingham: Ashgate, 2007), in Worship 82, 1 (2008): 89-91.


Attila Miklósházy, The Origin and Development of the Christian Liturgy According to Cultural Epochs: Political, Cultural, and Ecclesial Backgrounds: History of the Liturgy.  Vols. I-III.  Lewiston/Queenston/Lampeter: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2006, in The Catholic Historical Review (October 2007): 875-877.

Sebastian Brock, Fire From Heaven: Studies in Syriac Theology and Liturgy, Variorum Collected Studies Series 863 (Aldershot/Burlington; Ashgate, 2006), in Worship 81, 5 (2007): 464-466.

Frank Senn, The People’s Work: A Social History of the Liturgy (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006) in Worship 81, 5 (2007): 462-464


Quodvultdeus of Carthage: The Creedal Homilies: Conversion in Fifth Century North Africa, Ancient Christian Writers, Vol. 60, Translation and Commentary by Thomas Macy Finn (New York/Mahwah: The Newman Press, 2004), in Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality 6, 2 (2006): 281-2.

Gregory Dix.  The Shape of the Liturgy.  New Edition.  Introduction by Simon Jones. (London/New York: Continuum, 2005), in Worship 80, 5 (2006): 471-2.

H. Van De Sandt (ed.).  Matthew and the Didache: Two Documents from the Same Same Jewish-Chyristian Milieu?  (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2005), in Worship 80, 5 (2006): 466-8 .


J.D.C. Fisher, Christian Initiation: Baptism in the Medieval West: A Study in the Disintegration of the Primitive Rite of Initiation (Chicago/Mundlein: Hillenbrand Books, 2004), in Theological Studies 66, 1 (2005): 238.

Aaron Milavec. The Didache: Text, Translation, Analysis, and Commentary. Collegeville; The Liturgical Press, Michael Glazier, 2003, in Worship 79, 2 (March 2005): 185-187.


Gabriele Winkler, Das Sanctus. Über den Ursprung und die Anfange des Sanctus und sein Fortwirken, Orientalia Christiana Analecta 267 (Rome: Pontificio Istituto Orientale, 2002), in St. Nersess Theological Review 8 (2004): 161-167.

William S. Kervin.  The Language of Baptism: A Study of the Authorized Baptismal Liturgies of the United Church of Canada, 1925-1995.  Drew University Studies in Liturgy Series, 10. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2003, in Worship 78, 4 (2004): 373-374.

Dennis C. Smolarski, S.J. Q and A: Seasons, Sacraments and Sacramentals. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2003, in CPL Newsletter.

Lawrence E. Mick. Forming the Assembly to Celebrate Sacraments. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2002, in Notre Dame Center for Liturgy Bulletin (Lent/Easter, 2004), p. 7.

William G. Storey.  Mother of the Americas: A Novena in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe/ Madre de América: Novena en Honor de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Foreword by Virgil Elizondo.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2003, in Notre Dame Center for Liturgy Bulletin (Summer/Fall, 2004), pp. 5-6.


Alistair Stewart-Sykes, Hippolytus On the Apostolic Tradition, Popular Patristic Series. (Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2001), in Worship 77, 4 (2003): 373-375.

Huub van de Sandt and D. Flussner, The Didache: Its Jewish Sources and its Place in Early Judaism and Christianity, Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum ad Novum Testamentum Vol. V. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002), in Worship 77, 4 (2003): 375-377.

Alexis James Doval, Cyril of Jerusalem: The Authorship of the Mystagogic Catecheses. Patristic Monograph Series, 17. Washington, D.C.: CUA Press, 2001, in Worship 77, 1 (2003): 90-91.


Louis van Tongeren, Exaltation of the Cross: Toward the Origins of the Feast of the Cross and the Meaning of the Cross in Early Medieval Liturgy, Liturgia Condenda 11 (Leuven, Paris, Sterling Virginia: Peeters, 2000), in Worship 76, 4 (2002), pp. 380-382.

John Koenig, The Feast of the World’s Redemption: Eucharistic Origins and Christian Mission (Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2000), in Pro Ecclesia XI, 2 (Spring 2002), pp. 245-247.

Frederick J. Schumacher with Dorothy A. Zelenko (eds.), For All the Saints: A Prayer Book for and By the Church. 4 volumes, (Delhi, New York: The American Lutheran Publicity Bureau, 1996), in Sacramental Life (Fall, 2002).


Alan Kreider, The Change of Conversion and the Origin of Christendom (Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 1999), in Worship 75, 1 (January, 2001): 79-81.


Kurt Niederwimmer, The Didache, Hermeia Commentary Series (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998), in Theological Studies 61, 2 (June 2000), 355-357.


E. Palazzo, A History of Liturgical Books from the Beginning to the Thirteenth Century (Collegeville: Pueblo, 1998) in Theological Studies 60, 3 (1999), p. 578.

Henri Nouwen, Making All Things New: An Invitation to the Spiritual Life (San Franciso: HarperSanFrancisco, 1998); Intimacy (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1998); The Living Reminder: Service and Prayer in Memory of Jesus Christ . By Henri J. M. Nouwen. ( San Francisco: Harper SanFrancisco, 1998); Letters to Marc about Jesus: Living a Spiritual Life in a Material World (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1998); and A Letter of Consolation (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1998), in Sacramental Life XII, 1 (Lent/Easter 1999): 45-47.

Lars Hartman, "Into the Name of the Lord Jesus": Baptism in the Early
(Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1997), in Theological Studies 60, 1 (March 1999): 29-30.


G. Bertoniére, The Sundays of Lent in the Triodion: The Sundays Without a Commemoration , Orientalia Christiana Analecta 253 (Rome 1997), in Worship 7, 6 (November 1998): 557-559.

Frank C. Senn, Christian Liturgy: Catholic and Evangelical (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 1997), in Worship 72, 5 (September, 1998): 470-474.

Philip Pfatteicher, Liturgical Spirituality (Valley Forge: Trinity Press
International, 1997), in Lutheran Forum (Summer, 1998): 54-55.


Judith Sutera (ed.), Work of God: Benedictine Prayer (Collegeville 1997), in Monastic Liturgy Forum (Fall, 1997).


Jean Laporte, Théologie liturgique de Philon d'Alexandrie et d'Origéne
(Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf 1995), in Theological Studies 57, 3 (1996): 565-566.

Joseph Chalassery, The Holy Spirit and Christian Initiation in the East
Syrian Tradition
(Mar Thoma Yogam: Rome 1995), in Worship 70, 4 (1996), pp. 363-365.

Dennis Smolarski, Sacred Mysteries: Sacramental Principles and
Liturgical Practice
(Paulist Press: New York/Mahwah 1995), in Sisters
68, 2 (March 1996), pp. 139-140.


R.J.S. Barrett-Lennard, The Sacramentary of Sarapion of Thmuis:
A Text for Students, with Introduction, Translation, and Commentary
, Alcuin/GROW Liturgical Study 25, (Bramcote/Notts.: Grove Books, Ltd., 1993), in Worship 69, 2 (March, 1995), pp. 187-190.


Peter Cramer, Baptism and Change in the Early Middle Ages, c.
, Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought 20 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993), in Theological Studies 55, 4 (Fall, 1994), pp. 750-752.

Donald L. Gelpi, Committed Worship: A Sacramental Theology for
Converting Christians
, Two volumes (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press/Michael Glazier, 1993), in Worship 68, 5 (1994), pp. 464-468.

M. Plekon and W. Wiecher, (eds.), The Church: Selected Writings of
Arthur Carl Piepkorn
(Delhi, New York: American Lutheran Publicity Bureau, 1993), in Worship 68, 5 (1994), pp. 476-478.

Horton Davies, Bread of Life & Cup of Joy: Newer Ecumenical
Perspectives on the Eucharist
(Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1993), in Worship 68, 2 (1994), pp. 173-175.


Thomas M. Finn, Early Christian Baptism and the Catechumenate: Italy, North Africa, and Egypt. Message of the Fathers of the Church 6 (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press/Michael Glazier, 1992), in Worship 67, 2 (1993), pp. 182-184.


A.G. Martimort, et. al., The Church at Prayer. An Introduction to the
. Vol. IV. The Liturgy and Time. Translated by Matthew J. O'Connell. (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1986), in Trinity Seminary Review 10, 1 (Spring, 1988), p. 51.


Robert Taft, The Liturgy of the Hours in East and West: The Origins of the Divine Office and its Meaning for Today (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1986), in Trinity Seminary Review 9, 1 (Spring, 1987), p. 55.


Lawrence J. Johnson, ed., The Church Gives Thanks and Remembers:
Essays on the Liturgical Year
(Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1984), in Trinity Seminary Review 8, 1 (Spring, 1986), pp. 41-42.


Marion J. Hatchett, Sanctifying Life, Time, and Space (New York: Seabury, 1977), in Spirituality Today 29, 4 (December 1977), pp. 414-417.

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