The Forgotten Instruction: The Roman Liturgy, Inculturation, and Legitimate Adaptations
In The Forgotten Instruction: The Roman Liturgy, Inculturation, and Legitimate Adaptations, Father Martin explores the evolution of the Church's theology and practice of inculturation and describes how these insights have influenced the accommodations and
Particular attention is given to the original and subsequent revisions to the Rite of Marriage, the Rite of Ordination, the Rites of Anointing and Viaticum, and the Order of Christian Funerals. The Forgotten Instruction also comments on the responsibility that the Church bears in preserving the Roman rite while enabling it to serve its proper role in the transfiguration of cultures and the lives of individuals. With tables that break down the areas and reasons for adaptation, as well as special considerations about the procedures to be followed in more radical adaptations, this book is an informative, practical resource that will provide readers with insights into responsible pastoral practice. Father Martin is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and has a doctorate in Spanish language and literature as well as a doctorate in theology. In addition to his experience as a director of liturgy and formation in seminaries, he has served as a diocesan director of worship, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions, and as an associate director of the Secretariat for the Liturgy of the BCL.