Sacraments

  Bibliography #3:

   The History of the Eucharist

 

BIBLIOGRAPHIES
 - New Testament
 - Early Christianity
 - Medieval Christianity
 - The Reformation
 - Spirituality & Mysticism
 - Sacraments
 - 20th-Century Theology

 

 STUDIES OF
 SACRAMENTS

 

#1: Surveys, Intros
#2: Christian Initiation
#3: History of Eucharist
#4: Theology of Eucharist
#5: Other Sacraments
#6: Art & Architecture

 

 compiled by William Harmless, S.J. (Creighton University)
& Emmanuel Cutrone (Spring Hill College)  

 

    1. The Eucharist: Surveys & Introductions

    2. The Eucharist in the New Testament

    3. The Early Eucharist in the East: Early Greek & Syrian Traditions

    4. The Early Eucharist in the West: Roman, African & Gallican Traditions

    5. The Mass in the Middle Ages

    6. The Lord's Supper in the Reformation

    7. The Eucharist: Classic Texts

    8. The Jewish Roots of Christian Worship

 

 

 1. THE EUCHARIST: SURVEYS & INTRODUCTIONS

 

Adolf Adam, The Eucharistic Celebration: The Source and Summit of Faith, trans. Robert C. Schultz (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1994).

Paul F. Bradshaw, The Search for the Origins of Christian Worship: Sources and Methods for the Study of Early Liturgy, rev. ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002). 

Paul F. Bradshaw, Eucharistic Origins (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004).

Paul F. Bradshaw and Maxwell Johnson, The Eucharistic Liturgies: Their Evolution and Interpretation (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012) paperback, $40. NEW.

Louis Bouyer, Eucharist: Theology and Spirituality of the Eucharistic Prayer, trans. Charles U. Quinn (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1968).

Robert Cabié, The Eucharist, Vol. 2 of The Church at Prayer, ed. A.G. Martimort (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1986).

Anscar J. Chupungco, ed., The Eucharist, vol. 3 of Handbook for Liturgical Studies, 3 vol. (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1999).

William R. Crockett, Eucharist: Symbol of Transformation (New York: Pueblo, 1989 / Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press).

Gregory Dix, The Shape of the Liturgy (London: Westminster, 1945).  Dated in many respects, but one of the most influential studies of the century.

László Dobszay, The Restoration and Organic Development of the Roman Rite, ed. Laurence Paul Hemming, series: Studies in Fundamental Liturgy (New York: T&T Clark, 2010).

Johannes Emminghaus, The Eucharist: Essence, Form, Celebration, 2nd ed. (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1997).  A classic.

Edward Foley, From Age to Age: How Christians Celebrated the Eucharist (Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1991).

Josef A. Jungmann, The Mass of the Roman Rite: Its Origins and Development, trans. Francis A. Brunner (reprint of 1956 edition: Westminster, MD: Christian Classics, 1986).  Dated, but an extraordinary scholarly achievement, and deeply influential on the shape of the post-Vatican II eucharist.

Edward J. Kilmartin, The Eucharist in the West: History and Theology, ed. Robert J. Daly (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press [A Pueblo Book], 1999).

Theodor Klauser, A Short History of the Western Liturgy: An Account and Some Reflections, 2nd ed., trans. John Halliburton (New York: Oxford University Press, 1979).

Enrico Mazza, The Celebration of the Eucharist: The Origin of the Rite and the Development of Its Interpretation, trans. Matthew J. O’Connell (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1999.

Ralph N. McMichael, Eucharist: A Guide for the Perplexed, series: Guides for the Perplexed (New York: T&T Clark, 2010).

Marcel Metzger, History of the Liturgy: The Major Stages, trans. Madeleine Beaumont (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1997).

Michael O’Carroll, Corpus Christi: An Encyclopedia of the Eucharist (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1988).

David N. Power, The Eucharistic Mystery: Revitalizing the Tradition (New York: Crossroads, 1992.

Kevin Seasoltz, ed., Living Bread, Saving Cup: Readings on the Eucharist (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1982).  A valuable collection of essays.

Herman Wegman, Christian Worship in East and West: A Study Guide to Liturgical History, trans. Gordon Latrop (New York: Pueblo / Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1985).

 

 

 2. THE EUCHARIST IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

 

Bruce Chilton, Jesus’ Prayer and Jesus’ Eucharist: His Personal Practice of Spirituality (Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 1997).

Joachim Jeremias, The Eucharistic Words of Jesus (New York: Scribners, 1966).  Jeremias was one of the great exegetes of the century.  This is a classic study.

Jerome Kodell, The Eucharist in the New Testament, Zacchaeus Studies (Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier / Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1988).

Eugene LaVerdiere, The Eucharist in the New Testament and in the Early Church (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1996).

Eugene LaVerdiere, Dining in the Kingdom: Origins of Eucharist in the Gospel of Luke (Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1994).

Eugene LaVerdiere, The Breaking of the Bread: The Development of the Eucharist According to the Acts of the Apostles (Liturgy Training Publications, 1998).

Xavier Leon-Dufour, Sharing the Eucharistic Bread: The Witness of the New Testament, trans. Matthew O'Connell (New York: Paulist Press, 1986).

Francis J. Maloney & Xavier Leon-Dufour, A Body Broken for a Broken People: Eucharist in the New Testament, rev. ed. (Hendrickson, 1997).

Jerome Murphy O’Connor, “Eucharist and Communion in First Corinthians” Worship 50 (1976) 370-385 & 51 (1977) 56-69.

Philippe Rouillard, “From Human Meal to Christian Eucharist,” Worship 52 (1978) 435-439 & 53 (1979) 40-56.

John Reumann, The Supper of the Lord: The New Testament Ecumenical Dialogues, and Faith and Order on Eucharist (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1985).

Dennis E. Smith, From Symposium to Eucharist: The Banquet in the Early Christian World (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002).

 

 

 3. THE EARLY EUCHARIST IN THE EAST:
     THE EARLY GREEK & SYRIAN TRADITIONS

 

Edward Yarnold, Cyril of Jerusalem, Early Christian Fathers Series (New York: Routledge, 2000).  Cyril’s sermons to the newly baptized—the Mystagogical Catecheses—provide us the clearest picture we have of the Jerusalem liturgy, both baptism and eucharist.  They show it in all its “awe-inspiring” splendor.  Yarnold spent much of his career writing on Cyril and liturgy in the early Church. Like others in this series, this has a lengthy introduction together with fresh translations of the major works.

 

Joseph P. Amar, “Perspectives on the Eucharist in Ephrem the Syrian,” Worship 61 (1987) 441-454.

John F. Baldovin, Liturgy in Ancient Jerusalem, Alcuin / GROW Liturgical Study 9, Grove Liturgical Study #57 (Bramcote: Grove Books Limited, 1989).

R.J.S. Barrett-Lennard, ed., The Sacramentary of Sarapion of Thmuis: A Text for Students, Alcuin / GROW Liturgical Study 25 (Bramcote: Grove Books Limited, 1993).

Paul F. Bradshaw, ed., The Canons of Hippolytus, Alcuin / GROW Liturgical Study 2, Grove Liturgical Study 50 (Bramcote: Grove Books Limited, 1987).

Geoffrey J. Cuming, The Liturgy of St. Mark, Orientalia Christiana Analecta #234 (Rome: Edizioni Orientalia Christiana, 1990).

Emmanuel J. Cutrone, “The Anaphora of the Apostles: Implications of the Mar Esa’ya Text,” Theological Studies 34 (1973) 624-642.

Emmanuel J. Cutrone, “Cyril’s Mystagogical Catecheses and the Evolution of the Jerusalem Anaphora,” Orientalia Christiana Periodica XLIV (1978) 52-64.

Emmanuel J. Cutrone, “The Lord’s Prayer and the Eucharist: The Syrian Tradition,” Eulogema: Studies in Honor of Robert Taft, S.J., Studia Anselmiana 110 (Roma, 1993) 93-106.

Peter Day, The Liturgical Dictionary of Eastern Christianity (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1993).

John R.K. Fenwick, ed., ‘The Missing Oblation’: The Contents of the Early Antiochene Anaphora, Alcuin / GROW Liturgical Study 11, Grove Liturgical Study 59 (Bramcote: Grove Books Limited, 1989).

John R.K. Fenwick, The Anaphoras of St. Basil and St. James: An Investigation into Their Common Origin, Orientalia Christiana Analecta #240 (Rome: Edizioni Orientalia Christiana, 1992).

Everett Ferguson, ed., Worship in Early Christianity, Studies in Early Christianity: A Collection of Scholarly Essays, vol. 15 (New York: Garland Publishing, 1993).

Anthony Gelston, The Eucharistic Prayer of Addai and Mari (New York: Clarendon Press / Oxford University Press, 1992).

Clayton N. Jefford, ed., The Didache in Context: Essays on Its Text, History and Transmission, Supplement to the Novum Testamentum (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1995):

Raymond Johanny, ed., The Eucharist of the Early Christians (New York: Pueblo Books, 1978 / Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press).

Maxwell E. Johnson, The Prayers of Sarapion of Thmuis: A Literary, Liturgical, and Theological Analysis, Orientalia Christiana Analecta 249 (Rome: Pontificio Instituto Orientale, 1995).

Rowland J. Mainstone, Hagia Sophia: Architecture, Structure, and Liturgy in Justinian’s Main Church (London: Thames & Hudson, 2002).

Kurt Niederwimmer, The Didache: A Commentary, Hermeneia: A Critical & Historical Commentary on the Bible, trans. Linda M. Maloney (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1998). 

L. Edward Phillips, The Ritual Kiss in Early Christian Worship, Alcuin / GROW Liturgical Study #36 (Cambridge: Grove Books, 1996).

Hans-Joachim Schulz, The Byzantine Liturgy: Symbolic Structure and Faith Expression, trans. Matthew J. O’Connell (New York: Pueblo, 1986 / Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press). 

Bryan D. Spinks, Worship: Prayers from the East (Washington, DC: Pastoral Press, 1993).

Bryan D. Spinks, Addai and Mari: A Text for Students, Grove Liturgical Study #24 (Bramcote: Grove Books, 1980).

Robert F. Taft, The Byzantine Rite: A Short History, American Essay in Liturgy (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1992).

Robert F. Taft, The Great Entrance: A History of the Transfer of Gifts and Preanaphoral Rites of the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Orientalia Christiana Analecta #200 (Rome: Edizioni Orientalia Christiana, 1978). 

Robert F. Taft, Divine Liturgies: Human Problems in Byzantium, Armenia, Syria, and Palestine, Variorum Collected Studies 716 (Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 2001).

Phillip Tovey, The Liturgy of St. James As Presently Used, Alcuin / GROW Liturgical Study #40 (Cambridge: Grove Books, 1998).

 

 

 4. THE EARLY EUCHARIST IN THE WEST:
     ROMAN, AFRICAN & GALLICAN TRADITIONS

 

D. Callam, “The Frequency of the Mass in the Latin Church, ca. 400,” Theological Studies 45 (1985) 615-626.

Geoffrey J. Cuming, ed., Essays on Hippolytus, Grove Liturgical Study #15 (Bramcote: Grove Books, 1978).  Dated -- given the recent dispute on the authorship of the Apostolic Tradition.

Everett Ferguson, ed., Worship in Early Christianity, Studies in Early Christianity: A Collection of Scholarly Essays, vol. 15 (New York: Garland Publishing, 1993).

Gordon P. Jeanes, ed., The Origins of the Roman Rite, Alcuin / GROW Liturgical Study 20, Grove Liturgical Study 67 (Bramcote: Grove Books, 1991).

Raymond Johanny, ed., The Eucharist of the Early Christians (New York: Pueblo Books, 1978 / Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press).

Josef A. Jungmann, The Early Liturgy: To the Time of Gregory the Great, trans. Francis Brunner (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1959).  A classic, but quite dated.

Gordon W. Lathrop, “Justin: Eucharist and Sacrifice: A Case Metaphor,” Worship (1990) 30-48.

Andrew McGowan, Ascetic Eucharists: Food and Drink in Early Christian Ritual Meals, Oxford Early Christian Studies (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).

David N. Power, Irenaeus of Lyons on Baptism and Eucharist: Selected Texts, Alcuin / GROW Liturgical Study 18, Grove Liturgical Study #65 (Bramcote: Grove Books, 1991).

Geoffrey Willis, Further Essays in the Early Roman Liturgy, Alcuin Club Collections 50 (London: SPCK, 1968).

 

 

 5. THE MASS IN THE MIDDLE AGES

 

David Aers, Sanctifying Signs: Making Christian Tradition in Late Medieval England (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2004).

Marilyn McCord Adams, Some Later Medieval Theories of the Eucharist: Thomas Aquinas, Gilles of Rome, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010).

John Harper, The Forms and Orders of Western Liturgy from the Tenth to the Eighteenth Century: A Historical Introduction for Students and Musicians (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991).

Thomas J. Heffernan & E. Ann Matter, ed., The Liturgy of the Medieval Church (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2001).

Lizette Larson-Miller, ed., Medieval Liturgy: A Book of Essays (New York: Garland, 1997).

Ian Christopher Levy, Gary Macy, and Kristen Van Ausdall, eds., A Companion to the Eucharist in the Middle Ages (Boston: Brill, 2012) hardcover, $267. NEW.

Henri de Lubac, Corpus Mysticum: The Eucharist and the Church in the Middle Ages, Faith in Reason: Philosophical Enquiries (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2008).

Karin Maag & John D. Witvliet, eds., Worship in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Change & Continuity in Religious Practice (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2004).

Gary Macy, The Theologies of the Eucharist in the Early Scholastic Period: A Study of the Salvific Function of the Sacrament According to the Theologians c. 1080-1220 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984). 

Gary Macy, Treasures from the Storeroom: Medieval Religion and the Eucharist (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1999).

James W. McKinnon, The Advent Project: The Later Seventh-Century Creation of the Roman Mass Proper (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000).

Neil Xavier O’Donoghue, The Eucharist in Pre-Norman Ireland (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2011).

Eric Palazzo, A History of Liturgical Books from the Beginning to the Thirteenth Century, trans. Madeleine Beaumont (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1998).

Miri Rubin, Corpus Christi: The Eucharist in Late Medieval Culture (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991).

Rose Marie Walker, Views of Transition: Liturgy and Illumination in Medieval Spain (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999).

Barbara R. Walters, Vincent Corrigan & Peter T. Ricketts, The Feast of Corpus Christi (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2007).

 

 

 6. THE LORD’S SUPPER IN THE REFORMATION & THE EARLY MODERN ERA

 

Adrian Burdon, The Preaching Service: The Glory of the Methodists: A Study of the Piety, Ethos, and Development of the Methodist Preaching Service , Alcuin / GROW Liturgical Study 17, Grove Liturgical Study 64 (Bramcote: Grove Books, 1991).

Horton Davies, Worship and Theology in England, 3 vol. (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1997).

Simon Ditchfield, Liturgy, Sanctity, and History in Tridentine Italy: Pietro Maria Campi and the Preservation of the Particular (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).

Christopher Ellwood, The Body Broken: The Calvinist Doctrine of the Eucharist and the Symbolization of Power in Sixteenth-Century France, Oxford Studies in Historical Theology (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998).

Kenneth Fincham, Altars Restored: The Changing Face of English Religious Worship, 1547-c.1700 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008).

David N. Power, The Sacrifice We Offer: The Tridentine Dogma and its Reinterpretation (New York: Crossroad, 1987).

Paul Rorem, Calvin and Bullinger on the Lord’s Supper, Alcuin / GROW Liturgical Study 12 (Bramcote: Grove Books, 1989).

Frank Senn, Christian Liturgy: Catholic and Evangelical (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1997).  A massive survey of the history of Christian worship.  Senn gives special attention to Protestant traditions.

Jeffrey Chipps Smith, Senuous Worship: The Jesuits and the Art of the Early Catholic Reformation in Germany (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002).

Bryan Spinks, Luther’s Liturgical Criteria and His Reform of the Canon of the Mass, Grove Liturgical Study 30 (Bramcote: Grove Books, 1982).

Bryan D. Spinks, Liturgy in the Age of Reason: Worship and Sacraments in England and Scotland 1662-c.1800 (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010).

Diane Tripp, Daily Prayer in the Reformed Tradition: An Initial Survey, Alcuin / GROW Liturgical Study 35 (Bramcote: Grove Books, 1996).

Lee Palmer Wandel, The Eucharist in the Reformation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).

James F. White, Protestant Worship: Traditions in Transition (Louisville: Westminster / John Knox, 1993).

Nigel Yates, Liturgical Space: Christian Worship and Church Buildings in Western Europe 1500-2000, series: Liturgy, Worship & Society (Ashgate, 2008).

 

 

 7. THE EUCHARIST: CLASSIC TEXTS

 

R.C.D. Jasper and Geoffrey C. Cuming, eds., Prayers of the Eucharist: Early and Reformed, 3rd  ed. (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1989).  The basic collection of eucharistic prayers through the ages.  Essential.

 

R.J.S. Barrett-Lennard, ed., The Sacramentary of Sarapion of Thmuis: A Text for Students, Alcuin / GROW Liturgical Study 25 (Bramcote: Grove Books Limited, 1993).

Paul Bradshaw, Maxwell E. Johnson, & L. Edward Phillips, ed., The Apostolic Tradition: A Commentary, Hermeneia Series (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2002).

Sebastian Brock and Michael Vasey, trans., The Liturgical Portions of the Didascalia, Grove Liturgical Study #29 (Bramcote: Grove Books, 198).

Geoffrey J. Cuming, ed., Hippolytus: A Text for Students, Grove Liturgical Study #8 (Bramcote Nottingham: Grove Books, 1976).

W. Jardine Grisbrooke, ed., The Liturgical Portions of the Apostolic Constitutions: A Text for Students, Alcuin / GROW Liturgical Study 13-14, Grove Liturgical Study 61 (Bramcote:
Grove Books Limited, 1990).

Kurt Niederwimmer, The Didache: A Commentary, Hermeneia (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998).

David N. Power, Irenaeus of Lyons on Baptism and Eucharist: Selected Texts, Alcuin / GROW Liturgical Study 18, Grove Liturgical Study #65 (Bramcote: Grove Books Limited, 1991).

Daniel J. Sheerin, ed., The Eucharist, Message of the Fathers 7 (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1986). 

Grant Sperry-White, The Testamentum Domini: A Text for Students, Alcuin / GROW Liturgical Study 19, Grove Liturgical Study 66 (Bramcote Nottingham: Grove Books Limited, 1991).

Bryan Spinks, Addai and Mari: A Text for Students, Grove Liturgical Study #24 (Bramcote: Grove Books, 1980).

 

 

 8. THE JEWISH ROOTS OF CHRISTIAN WORSHIP

 

Roger Beckwith, Daily and Weekly Worship: Jewish to Christian, Alcuin / GROW Liturgical Study 1, Grove Liturgical Study #57 (Bramcote: Grove Books Limited, 1987).

Paul F. Bradshaw & Lawrence A. Hoffman, ed., Two Liturgical Traditions (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame, 1992) 6 volumes to date:

  • Vol. 1: The Making of Jewish and Christian Worship (1992).

  • Vol. 2: The Changing Face of Jewish and Christian Worship in North America (1992).

  • Vol. 4: Life Cycles in Jewish and Christian Worship (1997).

  • Vol. 5: Passover and Easter: Origin and History to Modern Times (1999).

  • Vol. 6: Passover and Easter: The Symbolic Structure of Sacred Seasons (2000).

Di Sante Carmine. Jewish Prayer: The Origins of Christian Liturgy, trans. Matthew O’Connell (New York: Paulist Press, 1991).

Everett Ferguson, ed., Early Christianity and Judaism, Studies in Early Christianity: A Collection of Scholarly Essays, vol. 6 (New York: Garland Publishing, 1993).

Eugene J. Fisher, The Jewish Roots of Christian Liturgy (New York: Paulist Press, 1990).

Clayton N. Jefford, ed., The Didache in Context: Essays on Its Text, History, and Transmission, Supplement to the Novum Testamentum (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1995).

Alistair Stewart-Sykes, ed., Early Jewish Liturgy: A Sourcebook for Use by Students of the Early Liturgy, Joint Liturgical Studies 51 (Cambridge: Grove Books, 2001).

Thomas J. Talley, “From Berakah to Eucharistia: A Reopening Question,” Worship 50 (1976) 115-137.

 

 

Revised: December 29, 2013

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