Advanced Topics in Medieval Liturgy
College: Trinity College
Instructor 1: Billett, Jesse
Course Code: 
TRP5105HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

Against the backdrop of revived enthusiasm for "Traditional Latin Liturgy” in parts of the Catholic Church in recent years, this course will invite students to a deep engagement with the historical processes that transformed the loosely organized local liturgical traditions of early medieval Rome and Gaul into a sophisticated pan-European rite.  Close study of the various annual cycles of prayers, readings and chants of the Mass and Divine Office, along with the external religious and political pressures that shaped their development over time, will be combined with an investigation of how liturgists and ordinary worshippers of different periods during the Middle Ages interpreted their liturgies as a unified system that both expressed theological truth and was itself a fitting object of theological reflection.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Winter 2013
Start Time: 
14:00
End Time: 
16:00
Schedule: 
Mon
Minimum: 
0
Maximum: 
0
Teaching Method: 
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