Reverend Robert A. Skeris reviews: The Reform of the Roman Liturgy, Its Problems and Background by Klaus Gamber (tr. K. D. Grimm). Una Voce Press, San. The Reform of the Roman LiturgyIts Problems and Background Monsignor Klaus Gamber Monsignor Klaus Gamber The Reform. Msgr. Klaus Gamber is one of the greatest liturgists in recent times. Cardinal Ratzinger said that Msgr. Klaus Gamber is “the one scholar who.
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Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Reform Of The Roman Liturgy: The Reform of the Roman Liturgy Msgr. We abandoned the organic, living process of growth and development over centuries, and replaced it—as in a manufacturing process—with a fabrication, a banal on-the-spot product.
Gamber, with the vigilance of a true prophet and the courage of a true witness, opposed this falsification, and, thanks to his incredibly rich knowledge, indefatigably taught us about the living fullness of a true liturgy.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Klqus. Jul 19, Conor rated it really liked it. This is a very important work on the liturgy. Klaus Gamber was a German liturgist. He wrote trenchant books and essays concerning the post-Vatican II reform of the liturgy. At times, this book has the feel of a polemic. Partly this is because it was written jlaus soon after the jolting reforms of the liturgy. Those parts of the book written later seem a bit less polemical.
Gamber makes a strong case that these reforms to the liturgy were a rupture, not a development. Amazingly, in a chapter e This is a very important work on the liturgy.
Gamber stops short of saying this, but he comes very close. Perhaps, even more surprising, then-Cardinal Ratzinger wrote the foreword to the French edition. This should tell kalus much about Pope Benedict’s understanding of the liturgy.
The most compelling point in this book is its argument that the reform of the Roman Rite post-Vatican II represents a significant rupture rather than development in the liturgy.
Gamber’s case seems unimpeachable here.
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These reforms taken as a whole cannot be seen as a development of the Sacred Liturgy, but rather a departure, both from the Liturgy’s traditional form and from the types of liturgical development that had come before. Liturgical reform previously had been organic. Changes had been small, incremental. The most significant point here is Gamber’s argument concerning the change in the priest’s posture in the new rite from the priest and people facing the same direction to the priest facing the people from behind the altar gambeer populum.
Gamber shows that there is absolutely no precedent for this in the Tradition. Even in those Roman basilicas where klahs priest stood behind the altar, this was done to face the East the ad orientem posture. When the priest faced the East, so did klauz attending Mass i. Thus, the priest and people were not facing each other, but turning to face gamher East the rising sun and from whence the Son would come in common. This is a point that Gamber hammers throughout the book.
After reading this book, I think it is all the more imperative to restore the ad orientem posture of the priest to the Mass. This is all the more important when one thinks of the Eastern Churches that to this day continue this orientation and with whom reunion is the most likely for the Roman Church.
Mar 07, Fr. Mark rated it it was amazing. It’s not an enjoyable book, gamner the sense that you feel good afterwards. It is, however, a necessary book to understand why the mass appears to be ‘missing something’ or shallow in many places. Klaus Gamber was one of the few theologians gambre of the implementation not content of Vatican II’s reform of the liturgy, while still remaining faithfully within gambdr Church.
He was Pope Benedict XVI’s favorite liturgical theologian–and I would say he is necessary reading for anyone wanting to know t It’s not an enjoyable book, in the sense that you feel good afterwards. He was Pope Benedict XVI’s favorite liturgical theologian–and I would say he is necessary reading for gambber wanting to know the roadmap to authentic renewal in the future.
He shows, without ideological bias, a rarity these days how poor scholarship led to many ill-advised changes that have hurt the faithful.
Although he has gone home to his reward, his work began a movement of authentic renewal that anchors us to solid hope over vapid sentimentality in worship. It sent shock waves throughout Europe when it first appeared there 16 years ago, and its appearance here during the pontificate of Benedict XVI—who as Cardinal Ratzinger provocatively endorsed it with a pointed preface to the French edition—promises to be no less eventful. More significant today than when it was published.
Well researched and well written. And who should have written on the back cover but a cardinal called Ratzinger. CJP rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Douglas Kauffman rated it it was amazing Jun 28, Brian Donohue rated it really liked it Jul 31, Brandon rated it it was amazing Jun 25, Timothy rated it it was amazing Jul 13, Paul Millington rated it it was amazing Mar 10, Terry Brown rated it it was amazing Dec 14, Thatcher rated it it was amazing Feb 22, Elise rated it really liked it Apr 30, Nelson rated it it was amazing Jan 02, David Smith rated it it was amazing Jan 13, Don rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Cornelius Pulung rated it it was amazing Sep 12, Biff Henderson rated it it was amazing Sep 29, Michael Towle rated it liked it Mar 25, Colin added it Mar 28, David added it Aug 10, Joe Dantona marked it as to-read Jun 16, Bryan marked it as to-read Sep 17, Colin Prendergast added it Nov 03, Scott marked it as to-read Feb 20, Greg Panico marked it as to-read Mar 17, Magdalene marked it as to-read Sep 10, Rhonda Kvidt marked it as to-read Oct 15, Louie Jay marked it as to-read Feb 06, Jeff Glassman marked it as to-read Jul 29, Perfect marked it as to-read Oct 29, Jason Runkle marked it as to-read Dec 25, Thom Willis marked it as to-read Apr 17, Jonas Shell added it Jun 14, Renato ACodera marked it as to-read Sep 05, Cd marked it as to-read Oct 04, Joe Antognini marked it as to-read Feb 18, Isaac Brenner marked it as to-read Aug 02, Mary Moore marked it as to-read Nov 01, Betsy Willing marked it as to-read Mar 07, Bill Van added it Apr 06, Michael, marked it as to-read Aug 22, Clinton Sites marked it as to-read Sep 03, Daniel Volpato marked it as to-read Sep 05, Owen Gagliardo marked it as to-read Apr 03, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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