In Blessing the World, Derek A. Rivard studies liturgical blessing and its role in the religious life of Christians during the central and later Middle Ages, with a particular focus on the blessings of the Franco-Roman liturgical tradition from the tenth to late thirteenth centuries.... in the older Latin liturgical books; the first appearance of this type of blessing occurs in the first printing of the manuale of ... numena#39;s protection, their content and meaning probably played an important role, as is clear from the readings from the ... Ibid., 1:632: Primo fiat aqua benedicta et aspergatur furnellus per circuitum.
|Title||:||Blessing the World|
|Author||:||Derek A. Rivard|
|Publisher||:||CUA Press - 2009-01-01|