Review: Reforming the Liturgy: A Response to the Critics

Reforming the Liturgy: A Response to the CriticsReforming the Liturgy: A Response to the Critics by John F. Baldovin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I found Baldovin’s summary of the major areas of criticism of the post-Vatican II liturgical reforms most informative and helpful. They were exceptionally balanced and approached with a degree of respect that is sometimes not reciprocated by those same critics.

Baldovin does not seek to simply reject the various criticisms, since many, in fact, have some authentic basis to them. What Baldovin seeks to do is to understand both the criticisms and the critics themselves so that they can be appropriately engaged without any emotional content, and focussing instead on the theological and liturgical content of the criticisms, and the theological and liturgical stance of their originators.

I would recommend this book to any serious student of the liturgy of the Church.

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