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  • ISBN: 1932401067
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: InterOrthodox Press (June 1, 2006)
  • Pages: 192
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Through Their Own Eyes book. Robert Taft, the leading scholar of Byzantine Liturgy, presents in vivid detail the actual experience of the Byzantine Church's liturgy throughout the centuries

Through Their Own Eyes book. Robert Taft, the leading scholar of Byzantine Liturgy, presents in vivid detail the actual experience of the Byzantine Church's liturgy throughout the centuries.

Through Their Own Eyes book.

5Robert F. Taft, Through Their Own Eyes: Liturgy as the Byzantines Saw It (Berkeley: InterOrthodox Press, 2006) 3. This may have been the case at Abila.

This may have been the case at Abila. 35Wilkinson, Egerm’s Travels, 148. 36Taft, Through Their Own Eyes, 30. 37Baldovin, Urban Character of Christian Worship 153.

Through their own eyes. Introduction: liturgy and the appeal to the past

Through their own eyes. liturgy as the Byzantines saw it. by Robert F. Taft. Introduction: liturgy and the appeal to the past. Includes bibliographical references.

On the other hand, the Byzantine theologians themselves did not conceive of their own religious tradition as being . The author can certainly understand the critics who, in expressing their views about the book, have reflected one or the other of these mutually exclusive interpretations.

On the other hand, the Byzantine theologians themselves did not conceive of their own religious tradition as being culturally or doctrinally limited. They used Scripture and the early Christian Fathers as a constant reference, and, at the same time, claimed to be the spokesmen of true Christian doctrine, as distinct from the non-Chalcedonian East and the Latin West.

Second, the book gives broad strokes to the buildings used and how they changed with the liturgical changes.

The Byzantine Rite: A Short History (American Essays in Liturgy) Paperback – December 1, 1992. by Robert Taft SJ (Author). Much has been written regarding the western liturgy; the same cannot be said of the Byzantine liturgy. Father Taft contributes to a remedy of that shortfall through this work. Second, the book gives broad strokes to the buildings used and how they changed with the liturgical changes. Even the art work inside the churches changed over time, becoming more focused on the images of Saints, and less focused on the play of light along the stone of the building.

See the discussion of taxis in Byzantine worship in R. F. Ta. rough eir Own Eyes: Liturgy as the Byzantines Saw it. InterOrthodox Press, 2006, esp. pp. 133. ⁶Ibid.

e process of codication begins in earnest with the victory over Iconoclasm in 843 and achieves its height in the nal years of the Byzantine Empire. is process goes hand in hand with the synthesis of liturgical practices and rites. See the discussion of taxis in Byzantine worship in R.

It is in the ‘other world’ of the Divine Liturgy that we are supremely enabled to see Christ

It is in the ‘other world’ of the Divine Liturgy that we are supremely enabled to see Christ. So that their beauty and arrangement might not be forgotten and might be shown to those below, he was counseled not to represent these things in mere writing but to imitate in material construction that immaterial creation, employing the most splendid and radiant materials found on earth.

55 Baldovin, . The Urban Character of Christian Worship. The Origins, Development, and Meaning ofSta-tional Liturgy (Rome 1987) 268 ; Taft, . Through their own eyes: liturgy as the Byzantines saw it (Berkeley 2005) 41-4. 56 See Syntagma, II, 643: είτουν σατανικων άσμάτων, κιθαρών τε, καί πορνικών λυγισμάτων. 57 McKinnon, . ‘The meaning of the Patristic polemic against musical instruments’, Current Musicology 1 (1965) 70.

Fr. Robert Taft, the leading scholar of Byzantine Liturgy, presents in vivid detail the actual experience of the Byzantine Church's liturgy throughout the centuries. In this examination, he offers the words of Byzantine commentators themselves on the details of Byzantine rituals, from the processional liturgies processing through the streets of Constantinople to the sometimes unruly and unseemly behavior of the people in attendance. Some of the material presented in these Distinguished Lecture acts as a corrective to the all-too-common myth of some "Golden Age" of Byzantine Liturgy which, "instead of being 'scrutinized,' has often been invented and exploited to justify decisions already made, or reduced to cliches in support of some vision or other of reality that will not stand up to a rereading of the sources."

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As always, Father Taft is both authoritative and fascinating. As all scholars of Byzantine liturgy agree, he has a thorough command of the sources, in the original languages. See, for example, his excellent work on the <a href="[...]">Liturgy of the Hours</a>. His documentation, where needed, is remarkably extensive. Don't argue with him that receiving Communion in the hand is not an ancient practice! He provides a page and a half of references on this single point. His approach in this book (liturgy from the viewpoint of the common man or woman) is relatively new, both for him and for us. As he points out, however, through this method of study, fresh insights abound. Besides, he has an excellent command of the language, with a delightful style of conveying his message. (With regard to Church leaders, he says, "Would that some current would be running through the bulb," or something equivalent.) Point well taken, like so many others. Read this book! You won't regret it.

--Michael Gilligan, Ph.D.
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Robert Taft's "Through Their Eyes", a review of Byzantine Liturgy, might seem to have an audience limited to those fascinated by Christian liturgy or human rituals in general. This volume, a series of lectures given earlier, discusses in minute detail every aspect of the Byzantine Rite. Of more general interest, however, are the glimpses into every day life that surrounded the cultic life in Constantinople. This is an excellent accompaniment to "Sailing from Byzantium" another good look at Byzantine life and how it shaped the Renaissance, Islam, and Russia. Sailing from Byzantium: How a Lost Empire Shaped the World