The New SCM Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship
Paul F. Bradshaw
SCM Press, 2002 - Liturgies - 493 pages
This volume supersedes and replaces its predecessor, A New Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship (SCM, 1986), edited by J G Davies, and -maintaining the best traditions of SCM's dictionaries -- should stand as the definitive reference work on all aspects of liturgical practice and belief for many years to come.
Several years in the making, and comprising over 200 completely new entries, the Dictionary incorporates the collective expertise and wisdom of today's foremost liturgists and scholars of liturgy, and covers all the most important topics in the field, from offertories and vestments to ordination and anointing. Systematically organised and alphabetically arranged for maximum ease of use, the book includes comprehensive bibliographies and reading lists to bring it still further up to date and encourage further reading and research.
Whether one wishes to use the Dictionary as a standard tool for research, as a resource for worship and homiletics, or simply for one's own interest and enjoyment, this authoritative volume should be every minister's, student's, or layperson's indispensable first port of call.