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The Forgotten Instruction

The Roman Liturgy, Inculturations, and Legitimate

Author(s): Kenneth Martin

ISBN13: 9781568545059

ISBN10: 1568545053

Publisher: LITURGY TRAINING PUB ($)

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  • In The Forgotten Instruction: The Roman Liturgy, Inculturation, and Legitimate Adaptations, Father Martin explores the evolution of the Churchs theology and practice of inculturation and describes how these insights have influenced the accommodations and adaptations made within the Roman liturgy. Beginning with the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, explaining Pope John Paul IIs understanding of the role of inculturation in evangelization, catechesis, and liturgical renewal and ending with the Fourth Instruction on the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, this work surveys the liturgical developments made in the Roman rite.

    Particular attention is given to the original and subsequent revisions to the Rite of Marriage, the Rite of Ordination, the Rites of Anointing and Viaticum, and the Order of Christian Funerals. The Forgotten Instruction also comments on the responsibility that the Church bears in preserving the Roman rite while enabling it to serve its proper role in the transfiguration of cultures and the lives of individuals. With tables that break down the areas and reasons for adaptation, as well as special considerations about the procedures to be followed in more radical adaptations, this book is an informative, practical resource that will provide readers with insights into responsible pastoral practice.

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The Forgotten Instruction