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Heresy of Formlessness

Heresy of Formlessness

  • Title: Heresy of Formlessness
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  • ISBN : 9781586171278
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 220 pages


Could be the most powerful and effective vindication of the old Latin Mass ever written writes Thomas E Woods Jr., historian and N.Y Times national best selling author One of the rare must read books about the Latin Mass It lays bare the obtuseness of those who would treat the immemorial Roman rite as a text in need of editing The Heresy of Formlessness The Ro Could be the most powerful and effective vindication of the old Latin Mass ever written writes Thomas E Woods Jr., historian and N.Y Times national best selling author One of the rare must read books about the Latin Mass It lays bare the obtuseness of those who would treat the immemorial Roman rite as a text in need of editing The Heresy of Formlessness The Roman Liturgy and Its Enemy By Martin Mosebach German writer Martin Mosebach is as famous in his country as Tom Wolfe is in ours So when he wrote a book about the destruction of the old Latin Mass, Church leaders and the secular world took note His view of the new rite of Mass in force since Vatican II goes deeper than any other yet published Mosebach sees the normative Mass today, precisely because it is at the core of Catholic life for most souls, as the tragic product of wholesale manipulation and compromise with the world, from its gestures and rubrics or lack of them to its bad translations and committee invented prayers But he does not stop with his evaluation of the new Mass He defends the old, and summons fellow Catholics to drop their prejudices against it, embrace it as their forefathers did, and restore it to its proper place in the Church Excerpts from the Mosebach tour de force On refurbishing old churches No one who really believes in the power of prayer would be so reckless as to scorn and wreck something that has been sanctified by prayer On the net result of the changes at Mass To put it crudely, the liturgy disappeared, and what did the congregation see in its place A presider in billowing garments, his mouth opened in joyful song On his rediscovery of the old Latin Mass after being away I was fulfilling the most important duty of human existence and I was doing this for all the others who did not


Author Martin Mosebach

Martin Mosebach has published novels, stories, and collections of poems, written scripts for several films, opera libretti, theatre and radio plays.The German Academy for Language and Literature praised him for combining stylistic splendour with original storytelling that demonstrates a humorous awareness of history Among his works translated into English is The Heresy of Formlessness, a collect




Heresy of Formlessness Reviews (19)

  • When I discovered the beauty and reverence of the Latin Mass some years ago, a parishioner recommended to me THE HERESY OF FORMLESSNESS, by Martin Mosebach It is a wonderful exposition on what the Church has lost in adopting the Novus Ordo over what is now called the Extraordinary Form of the Roman [..]

  • Really, really remarkable book I don t know that I can do it justice with a review Mosebach is a genius who offers a view on the liturgical upheaval of the last 40 years that it indispensable I came away with an incredible appreciation of the Extraordinary Form and its riches. [..]

  • This is not so much a work of theology but a love letter to the Tridentine Rite The author develops his appreciation of the mass from a little incident that he happenned to observe of some ladies washing purificators He traces the emotional development of the Church s liturgy as a history of growing [..]

  • Great to see a book on the subject that is not written by a liturgist or a theologian The author here is merely a lay man in the pews, charting the apparent destruction of the Roman liturgy from the time of the 1960s Even in the English, there is great style of language. [..]

  • More of a rant than an argument against the Mass of Paul VI, though a literary and beautiful one Brilliant in parts, the book is uneven and lacks coherence Well worth reading, however. [..]

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