Accomplished novelist and gifted German writer Martin Mosebach examines the post Vatican II approach to liturgy through the eyes of a man who maintains that the Church has lost much and gained nothing through the promulgation of the new Mass in 1969.

 

Reading more like a novel than a scientific analysis, this book makes for a superb introduction to the question of the "ordinary form" of Mass. Calm and non-confrontational, Mosebach offers an insightful and deeply Catholic treatment of what can only be considered a jarring break in tradition. Moving prose and at times, nearly poetic.

 

A new and expanded edition (2018) is now available from Angelico Press.

Book: The Heresy of Formlessness (Mosebach)

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