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Bradshaw, Paul F.

Overview
Works: 66 works in 351 publications in 4 languages and 9,546 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Other, Honoree, Dedicatee, Author of introduction
Classifications: BV185, 264.009015
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul F Bradshaw
The search for the origins of Christian worship : sources and methods for the study of early liturgy by Paul F Bradshaw( Book )

44 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional liturgical scholarship has generally been marked by an attempt to fit together the various pieces of evidence for the practice of early Christian worship in such a way as to suggest that a single, coherent line of evolution can be traced from the apostolic age to the fourth century. Paul Bradshaw examines this methodology in the light of recent developments in Jewish liturgical scholarship, of current trends in New Testament studies, and of the nature of the source-documents themselves, and especially the ancient church orders. In its place he offers a guide to Christian liturgical origins which adopt a much more cautious approach, recognizing the limitations of what can truly be known, and takes seriously the clues pointing to the essentially variegated character of ancient Christian worship
The apostolic tradition : a commentary by Paul F Bradshaw( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Making of Jewish and Christian worship( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daily prayer in the early Church : a study of the origin and early development of the divine office by Paul F Bradshaw( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Christian worship : a basic introduction to ideas and practice by Paul F Bradshaw( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a straightforward, readable introduction to worship in the first four centuries of the Church's existence. It describes what Christians actually did but also explains why they acted as they did. Why did they choose some patterns instead of others? How did they see and understand their own worship? Distinguished liturgical scholar Paul Bradshaw makes the latest research accessible to a wide audience. Anyone who wants to know more about the foundations of their own worship will enjoy this book. [Back cover]
Passover and Easter : origin and history to modern times( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Changing face of Jewish and Christian worship in North America( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of feasts, fasts, and seasons in early Christianity by Paul F Bradshaw( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The liturgical year is a relatively modern invention. The term itself only came into use in the late sixteenth century. In antiquity, Christians did not view the various festivals and fasts that they experienced as a unified whole. Instead, the different seasons formed a number of completely unrelated cycles and tended to overlap and conflict with one another. Drawing upon the latest research, the authors track the development of the Church's feasts, fasts and seasons, including the Sabbath and Sunday, Holy Week and Easter, Christmas and Epiphany, and the feasts of the Virgin Mary, the martyrs
Passover and Easter : the symbolic structuring of sacred seasons( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eucharistic origins by Paul F Bradshaw( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Westminster dictionary of liturgy and worship by Paul F Bradshaw( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an alphabetical listing of terms associated with Christian worship services
Life cycles in Jewish and Christian worship( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their life-cycle liturgies. The essays presented here emphasize the wholeness of a life as illustrated by the religious metaphors inherent in life-cycle rites. The contributors examine the history and shape of each life-cycle rite - including the rituals and practices associated with birth, adolescence, marriage, sickness, and death - and analyze the theological message that each rite represents
Ordination rites of the ancient churches of East and West by Paul F Bradshaw( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the early texts in ordination to the offices of greatest antiquity in the Christian churches of East and West. These offices include bishop, presbyter, deacon, deaconess, subdeacon, acolyte and reader. The author introduces the primary sources of the texts and outlines the nuclear structure of the ordination ritual and comments on the prayers and ceremonies proper to each order. Then in the second part of the book, he offers English translations of the texts available
Reconstructing early Christian worship by Paul F Bradshaw( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Building on the approach set out in his Search for the Origins of Christian Worship, Paul Bradshaw attempts to drill down at several key points beneath the surface impression of early Christian worship that has been accepted in most studies of the primary sources. His aim is to see whether a somewhat different picture emerges when one examines the material with altered presuppositions and a questioning attitude. Thus, each chapter in Reconstructing Early Christian Worship begins from the conventional depiction of its topic. The author then subjects the sources to an assessment from the perspective of the methodology set out in his earlier work, which then leads to new conclusions. Important aspects of the Eucharist, baptism, and daily prayer are each explored in turn and new understandings of those rites opened up. The resulting change in perception not only affects how we reconstruct our vision of the past but also how we use the past as precedent for worship practice today. Each chapter ends with a comment on the possible modern application of these new discoveries."--Back cover
The Anglican Ordinal; its history and development from the Reformation to the present day by Paul F Bradshaw( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two ways of praying by Paul F Bradshaw( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bradshaw attempts to reestablish the union of private and corporate prayer, arguing that for 200 years, mainly in North America, we have been divorcing our personal spiritual disciplines from those that we learn in the Christian congregation. In this book, he tries to remove the barrier between personal spiritual development and communal worship experience
Essays on early Eastern eucharistic prayers by Paul F Bradshaw( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eucharistic liturgies : their evolution and interpretation by Paul F Bradshaw( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... This study proceeds historically, from the origins of the Eucharist up to our own day. Unlike most studies of this kind, it includes an introduction to and developmental summary of the diverse eucharistic liturgies of the Christian East. It also explores the various Western rites (Ambrosian, Gallican, and Mozarabic) in addition to the Roman. With regard to theological themes, the authors give special attention to the topics of real presence (including the 'consecration' of the bread and wine) and eucharistic sacrifice, the most central and most ecumenically challenging issues since the sixteenth-century reformations."--Back cover
Foundations in ritual studies : a reader for students of Christian worship( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liturgy in dialogue : essays in memory of Ronald Jasper by Ronald Claud Dudley Jasper( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The apostolic tradition : a commentary
Alternative Names
Bradshaw, Paul

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Bradshaw, Paul F.

Bradshaw, Paul F. 1945-

Bradshaw, Paul F. (Paul Frederick), 1945-

Bradshaw, Paul Frederick

Bradshaw, Paul Frederick 1945-

Paul Frederick Bradshaw

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Languages
English (213)

Italian (6)

French (5)

Polish (1)

Covers
The apostolic tradition : a commentaryThe Making of Jewish and Christian worshipDaily prayer in the early Church : a study of the origin and early development of the divine officeEarly Christian worship : a basic introduction to ideas and practicePassover and Easter : origin and history to modern timesThe origins of feasts, fasts, and seasons in early ChristianityPassover and Easter : the symbolic structuring of sacred seasonsEucharistic origins