Download PDF: From Jerusalem to Rome: The Jewish Origins and Catholic Tradition of Liturgy
This work, published posthumously online in February 2018, is an informative and challenging review of the story of Christian liturgy from its sources in Judaism to the establishment of its classical forms, and beyond.
In many ways it stands alongside Geoffrey Willis’ History of Early Roman Liturgy, published as the first volume in the HBS Subsidia series, but looks further back, and more widely, and thus stands somewhat outside the normal scope of Henry Bradshaw Society publications.
Michael Moreton (1917–2014) read History at the University of London before the war, and then Theology at Christ Church, Oxford after it. A parish priest for most of his life, he taught New Testament and Liturgy part-time at Exeter University from the late 1950s until his retirement.
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