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The Rationale Divinorum Officiorum

Author : Guillaume Durand
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131788452
Genre : Architecture
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Providing the meanings that were originally associated with the art, architecture, rites, and vestments of the Church, this account transforms the worship experience by teaching what certain elements are used and why they are used. Claiming architects should be filled with the spirit of faith and knowledge of the meanings of all structural details and designs of the church, the author illuminates the meanings of the physical elements like the nave, the altar, the cross, and bells. He also clarifies the mystical significance of the chancel site, the glazed windows and pillars, the bell and its clapper, the altar cloths, and how the steps leading up to the altar refer both to Jacob's Ladder and to the degrees in worshippers' hearts.
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The Rationale Divinorum Officiorum Of William Durand Of Mende

Author : Timothy M. Thibodeau
ISBN : 9780231141819
Genre : Religion
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The Rationale Divinorum Officiorum is arguably the most important medieval treatise on the symbolism of church architecture and rituals of worship. Written by the French bishop William Durand of Mende (1230-1296), the treatise ranks with the Bible as one of the most frequently copied and disseminated texts in all of medieval Christianity.This book marks the first English translation of the prologue and book one of the Rationale in almost two centuries. Timothy M. Thibodeau begins with a brief biography of William Durand and a discussion of the importance of the work during its time. Thibodeau compares previous translations of the Rationale in the medieval period and afterward. Then he presents his translation of the prologue and book one. The prologue discusses the principles of allegorical interpretation of the liturgy, while book one features detailed descriptions of the various parts of the church and its ecclesiastical ornaments. It also features extensive commentary on cemeteries, various rites of consecration and dedication, and a discussion of the sacraments.
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Rationale Divinorum Officiorum By Guillaume Durandus Volume One A Modern Translation Of The Author S Preface And Book One

Author : Janet Gentles
ISBN : 191301701X
Genre : Religion
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With its profound insights, over three hundred chapters and more than four thousand scripture references in its eight books the Rationale Divinorum Officiorum (Rationale for the Divine Offices) stands in a class of its own. Written towards the end of the thirteenth century, the original, which was published in Latin, is the inspired opus of William Durandus, a highly regarded bishop of the time. Now, after more than seven centuries, it is possible for the English reader to discover the entire work of eight books along with an extensive index in seven volumes. However this work should not be regarded as a historical relic as the Ecclesiastical Offices have seen little change and most importantly, the spiritual foundations on which they rest are immutable. Furthermore, this work remains a primary authority on Western liturgies. Volume One of this translation contains the Author's Preface and Book One of this work. In his Preface Durandus points to the importance of the clergy having a sound understanding of the Offices and explains the various levels of spiritual interpretation the work presents. In Book One his focus is on the symbolic meaning of the church building and its parts. Here he examines not only the building but also at its contents and then cemeteries and other sacred and religious places. Durandus then moves on to examine the dedication of both church and altar. He concludes with a general consideration of the nature of the sacraments. The translator of this work, Janet Gentles, has spent over forty years exploring the spiritual foundations of both Christianity and Judaism as both assist in gaining an understanding of the profound teachings of the Bible. Her publication the Rationale Divinorum Officiorum, provides a substantial contribution to such understanding.
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Rationale Divinorum Officiorum By Guillaume Durandus Volume Five Book Six

Author : Janet Gentles
ISBN : 1913017052
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Volume Five of this translation of the Rationale Divinorum Officiorum contains Book Six of this work. Here consideration is given to the Offices of Sundays and their services, ember fasting, and other festivals. Through one hundred and forty-three chapters Durandus carries his readers through the liturgical year. In doing so he opens the door for his readers to a comprehensive understanding of the significance of the various parts of the annual Church cycle. This book provides an excellent companion as one journeys through the year. Indeed, its scope is so extensive a single year may well prove insufficient to fully absorb and appreciate all it contains. The translator of this work, Janet Gentles, has spent over forty years exploring the spiritual foundations of both Christianity and Judaism as both assist in gaining an understanding of the profound teachings of the Bible. The Rationale Divinorum Officiorum provides a substantial contribution to such understanding.
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Rationale Divinorum Officiorum By Guillaume Durandus Volume Six Books Seven And Eight

Author : Janet Gentles
ISBN : 1913017060
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Volume Six of this translation of the Rationale Divinorum Officiorum contains Books Seven and Eight, which are the final two of this work. Book Seven presents a number of holy days and solemn feast days and while some of these are seldom marked in the Church today others are annually observed. In this book Durandus presents an extensive chapter on the Office for the Dead and here the reader will discover an early understanding of many practices which are still found today. Book Eight provides instruction on the nature of the calendar which was undoubtedly of considerable use in its time. Today the methods used are obsolete, nevertheless one can gain an understanding of how the civil and Church calendars were formed. It is also perhaps surprising that the methods of computation used in and before the thirteenth century, and which seem primitive to us today, were nevertheless accurate. The translator of this work, Janet Gentles, has spent over forty years exploring the spiritual foundations of both Christianity and Judaism as both assist in gaining an understanding of the profound teachings of the Bible. The Rationale Divinorum Officiorum provides a substantial contribution to such understanding.
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Rationale Divinorum Officiorum By Guillaume Durandus Volume Three A Modern Translation Of Book Four

Author : Janet Gentles
ISBN : 1913017036
Genre : Religion
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Volume Three of this translation of the Rationale Divinorum Officiorum contains Book Four of this work. Here, over fifty-nine chapters, the Mass and all which occurs during it is examined in great detail. Following an introduction it begins with the vesting of the priest and ends with the final blessing. Throughout the entire work the reader discovers that Durandus is not superfluous with words. Each paragraph is tightly compiled and filled with much to reflect on. This book is likely to be not only the most detailed examination of the Mass which has ever been written but also one which speaks of the various levels of spiritual expression it contains. This book can prove fruitful to anyone who wishes to enrich their spiritual experience of the Mass. The translator of this work, Janet Gentles, has spent over forty years exploring the spiritual foundations of both Christianity and Judaism as both assist in gaining an understanding of the profound teachings of the Bible. Her publication the Rationale Divinorum Officiorum, provides a substantial contribution to such understanding.
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Rationale Divinorum Officiorum By Guillaume Durandus Volume Two A Modern Translation Of Books Two And Three

Author : Janet Gentles
ISBN : 1913017028
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Volume Two of this translation of the Rationale Divinorum Officiorum contains Books Two and Three of this work. Having dealt with the church and its parts in Book One Durandus moves on in Book Two to look at the ministers and orders of the Church and their obligations. The ten ministries he examines are those of the chanter, psalmist, usher, lector, exorcist, acolyte, subdeacon, deacon, priest, and bishop. In Book Three Durandus explains the vestments of priests, bishops and other officials. As with so much else in the Rationale Divinorum Officiorum the author shows the extensive degree to which the origin of these things can be found in the Old Testament. In these books, as throughout the entire work, Durandus continues to provide spiritual insights which may well be regarded as having been overlooked for too long a time. The translator of this work, Janet Gentles, has spent over forty years exploring the spiritual foundations of both Christianity and Judaism as both assist in gaining an understanding of the profound teachings of the Bible. Her publication the Rationale Divinorum Officiorum, provides a substantial contribution to such understanding.
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Rationale Divinorum Officiorum By Guillaume Durandus Volume Four Book Five

Author : Janet Gentles
ISBN : 1913017044
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Volume Four of this translation of the Rationale Divinorum Officiorum contains Book Five of this work. This book examines the Canonical Hours observed within monastic communities. The monastic way of life is a very ancient form of Christian observance. Those who follow this way seek to remove themselves from the mundane way of life in order to commit themselves more fully to God. This includes observing regular hours of prayer, both of the day and the night, which are known as the Canonical Hours. In this book Durandus presents readers with an understanding of these regular times of prayer and their spiritual foundation. In doing so he continues to add to the understanding of those who seek a better spiritual perception of the Christian spiritual way. The translator of this work, Janet Gentles, has spent over forty years exploring the spiritual foundations of both Christianity and Judaism as both assist in gaining an understanding of the profound teachings of the Bible. The Rationale Divinorum Officiorum provides a substantial contribution to such understanding.
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William Durand On The Clergy And Their Vestments

Author : Guillaume Durand
ISBN : 1589661915
Genre : Religion
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Anyone interested in liturgy and Church history will be eager to read Timothy M. Thibodeau's translation of William Durand's work, for he has rendered into readable English one of the most important commentaries ever written on Christian worship."-Robert Shaffern, professor of history, University of Scranton, author of the Penitents' Treasury: Indulgences in Latin Christendom, 1175-1375 --Book Jacket.
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The Symbolism Of Churches And Church Ornaments

Author : Guillaume Durand
ISBN : EAN:4057664592866
Genre : Art
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"The Symbolism of Churches and Church Ornaments" by Guillaume Durand (translated by Benjamin Webb, J. M. Neale). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
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Rationale Iv

Author : Guillaume Durand
ISBN : 2503548792
Genre : History
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William Durand (c. 1230-Nov. 1, 1296), Bishop of Mende, France, was unquestionably the most renowned liturgical scholar of the later Middle Ages. His encyclopedic allegorical exposition of the rites and worship services of the Latin Church, the Rationale divinorum officiorum, or Rationale for the divine offices, is the best known medieval work in its genre. Divided into eight books of varying length, the Rationale is exhaustive in its treatment of a wide variety of subjects: the church building and liturgical art; the ministers of the church and their functions; liturgical vestments; the Mass and the Divine Office; the Church's calendar and its feast days.Modern scholarship has clearly shown that Durand's Rationale superseded all previous liturgical commentaries within only a few years of its publication (c. 1292-1296). By the end of the fifteenth century, it had become one of the most widely disseminated treatises of its kind in western Europe.Book 4, Durand's lengthy and detailed commentary on the Mass, has never been translated into English. The present volume makes this important text available for modern students of liturgy, musicology, theology, and art history for whom the original Latin text is not accessible. The present translation also provides extensive annotation and explanation of Durand's sometimes cryptic etymologies, while bringing to light important source material embedded within his commentary. The source text of this volume appeared in Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaeualis as Guillelmus Durantus - Rationale divinorum officiorum IV (CCCM 140). References to the corresponding pages of the Corpus Christianorum edition are provided in the margins of this translation.
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The Sacred Vestments

Author : Guillaume Durand
ISBN : COLUMBIA:50088991
Genre : Christian art and symbolism
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Collectanea

Author : Charles Robert Leslie Fletcher
ISBN : OXFORD:N13002660
Genre : Land tenure
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