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The Spirit in Worship and
in the Spirit Presenter
Professor Paul Bradshaw
Paul Bradshaw received his B.A. and M.A. in theology from the University of Cambridge (1966, 1970), his Ph.D. in liturgical studies from the University of London (1971), and in 1994 was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity by the University of Oxford for his published works. Ordained in the Church of England, after holding several positions there he has taught in the Theology Department at Notre Dame since 1985, and continues to hold the rank of Professor of Liturgy. However, from1995 until the present he has spent most of his time in the UK, serving as Director of Notre Dame’s London Undergraduate Program. He has published extensively on the subject of Christian liturgy, having written or edited more than 20 books, together with over 90 essays or articles in periodicals. From 1987 to 2005 he was editor-in-chief of the scholarly journal Studia Liturgica.
The Rediscovery of the Holy Spirit in Modern Eucharistic Theology and Practice
This paper traces the gradual growth of interest in the restoration of a form of epiclesis to the eucharistic rites of a number of Western churches during the course of the twentieth century. It seeks to establish why this was so in the light of the relatively low level of interest in pneumatology in general, and in the Holy Spirit’s role in worship in particular, in theological discourse for much of that time. It ends with a consideration of some more recent contributions to the nature of the Spirit’s relationship to the eucharist, and points to areas of unfinished business in that regard.