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Calendar: Christ's Time for the Church

3.88  ·  Rating Details  ·  49 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A probing but clearly written book, Calendar will find an appreciative audience beyond academia and clergy to the laity of the church: choirs and their directors, worship planners, adult study groups, and others who want to understand better the church's times of preparation and celebration.

Calendar centers largely on theological meaning and parish practice in relation to
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Paperback, 190 pages
Published July 1st 1996 by Abingdon Press (first published June 1996)
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Sarah
Feb 15, 2015 Sarah rated it it was amazing
An essential reference for anyone who needs to know about the traditional calendar of the church year. (Anyone who doesn't need to know about the traditional calendar of the church year may find it interesting and informative.) I particularly recommend it to anyone who is new to preaching or planning worship according to a more-or-less traditional lectionary.

Stookey does an excellent job of explaining, not just what the calendar is, but why. Without being overly prescriptive (i.e. without tellin
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Josh Meares
Apr 22, 2011 Josh Meares rated it liked it
Calendar: Christ’s Time for the Church is a book written primarily for scholars and those who lead the church in worship. The thesis of this book is that an understanding the relationship of the past and the future to the present is an essential part of Christianity, and this is accomplished through the liturgical calendar of the church. In essence, he is writing his theology of liturgical time. His main contention is that the liturgical calendar should be viewed with the Resurrection as the beg ...more
Katy
Sep 20, 2010 Katy rated it really liked it
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I think this was a good introduction to the liturgical calendar. At times it seemed to be speaking directly to clergy, but the over all feel of the book was that of a scholar speaking to lay persons so either the author was being slightly schizophrenic or members of the clergy are really that dumb (either explanation seem plausible.) Over all though I think he gave a good feel for not only the meaning of the calendar and its role in the church to day, but also an overview of the history of the w ...more
Nicholas Rozier
Oct 18, 2012 Nicholas Rozier rated it it was amazing
A very good book. I enjoyed it thoroughly. This book offers a great overview of the church calendar with just enough theology to help understand, but not too much to overwhelm. Stookey is good at deciding which material is necessary and what can be left for later.
Jerry
Aug 24, 2010 Jerry rated it liked it
This is a helpful introduction to the liturgical calendar.
James
Jan 20, 2009 James rated it really liked it
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Great Reference Book!
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