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Forthcoming Book Reviews


Lee Palmer Wandel, ed., A Companion to the Eucharist in the Reformation, Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition, vol. 46 (Leiden and Boston: E.J. Brill, 2014), for Worship.

Cesare Giraudo (ed.), The Anaphoral Genesis of the Institution Narrative in Light of the Anaphora of Addai and Mari, Orientalia Christiana Analecta 295, Acts of the International Liturgy Congress, Rome, 25-26 October, 2011 (Rome: Edizioni Orientalia Christiana, 2013), for Worship.

Published Book Reviews


Andrew B. McGowan, Ancient Christian Worship: Early Church
Practices in Social, Historical, and Theological Perspective
(Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014), in Worship 90 (July 2016): 372-3.

Julie K. Aageson, et. al., eds., One Hope: Re-Membering the Body of Christ
(Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press; Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2015), in Worship 90 (January, 2016): 73-4.

2015 Thomas O’Loughlin, The Eucharist: Origins and Contemporary Understandings (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015), in Theology, 118(6) (2015): 445-446

Philip H. Pfatteicher, Journey into the Heart of God: Living the Liturgical Year. New York and London: Oxford University Press, 2013), in Worship 88, 3 (May 2014): 279-80.

Nicholas Denysenko, The Blessing of Waters and Epiphany: The Eastern Liturgical Tradition (Burlington: Ashgate, 2012), in Worship 88, 2 (March 2014): 179-81.

Kenneth N. Stevenson, Liturgy & Interpretation, SCM Studies in Worship (London: SCM Press, 2011), in Worship 88, 1 (January 2014): 85-7.


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), in 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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