Jungmann's works on the liturgy
(08-23-2010, 04:05 AM)PeteC Wrote: If Jungmann's book is out od date, you can bet that Fortescue's is even more so. Fortescue for example, still clings to the remnant of the idea that there was one Eucharistic Prayer from whcih everthign else came, and that is the Antiochene model.

Yes. Jungmann made a pioneer work: he collected all the available documents, to research the history of the Roman Liturgy. He does not draws conclusions, only shows the different forms which were alive until the Reformation.
I once asked Fr. Berg, FSSP, for a recommendation of a good book on the history of the Roman Liturgy, and he recommended Jungmann's "The Mass of the Roman Rite: Its Origins and Development."  He felt that it was a well-researched, non-polemical book. He did warn that Jungmann had some problems elsewhere, but it is not strongly manifested in this particular piece.

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