Comprehensive exams are just around the corner! In the next few weeks, I’ll be wrapping up my reading, and posting the remaining topics for your perusal.
TOPIC 4 (Liturgical Prayer [Daily Office]; Early Liturgy):
“Cathedral” and “Monastic” in the Early Office: State of the Question
In the early development of Christian daily prayer, scholars have distinguished two types of officia, the so-called “cathedral” or popular office and the “monastic” office, each with its distinguishing features and underlying spirituality. This topic explores the status quaestionis on the usefulness of the cathedral/monastic distinction in light of what is known of the early office today.
Bradshaw, Paul F. “Cathedral and Monastic: What’s In A Name?” Worship 77 (2003): 341-353.
_____. Daily Prayer in the Early Church: A Study of the Origin and Early Development of the Divine Office. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock (reprint), 2008.
_____. Reconstructing Early Christian Worship, 101-144. London: SPCK, 2009.
_____.Two Ways of Praying.Maryville, TN: OSL Publications, 2008.
Frøyshov, Stig R. “The cathedral-monastic distinction revisited. Part I, Was Egyptian desert liturgy a pure monastic office?” Studia Liturgica 37 (2007): 198-216.
Guiver, George. Company of Voices: Daily Prayer and the People of God, revised edn., 49-146. Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2001.
Mateos, Juan. “The Morning and Evening Office.” Worship 42 (1968): 31-47.
_____. “The Origins of the Divine Office.” Worship 41 (1967): 477-485.
Taft, Robert F., SJ. The Liturgy of the Hours in East and West: The Origins of the Divine Office and its Meaning for Today, second/revised edn., 3-209. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1993.
Winkler, Gabriele. “New study of early development of the divine office.” Worship 56 (1982): 27-35.
Woolfenden, Gregory W. Daily Liturgical Prayer: Origins and Theology. Burlington, VT: Ashgate: 2004.