London: Challoner Publications, 1957. First edition. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. Corners bumped, early owner signature to front pastedown, gentle wear to folds of bright and clean dust jacket. Very good indeed. Item #90
"WHENEVER THE CHURCH, AS THE 'PEOPLE OF GOD,' COMES BEFORE GOD IN PRAYER WE HAVE LITURGY" First edition in English of this comprehensive introduction to Christian worship by the noted Austrian liturgical scholar. Fr. Joseph A. Jungmann, S.J. was a peritus during the Second Vatican Council and helped to draft the Constitution on Sacred Liturgy. The contents: Basic Concepts, History, The Making of Liturgical Laws, Structural Elements of the Liturgy, The House of God and its Furnishings. Sacramental Rites I, Sacramental Rites II, The Divine Office, The Church's Year. With Jungmann's brief Preface, dated "Innsbruck, April 1955." Translated by Fr. Clifford Howell, S.J. Approbations.