Presentation: Heresy of Formlessness

On 7 December at 6.30pm at St Wilfrid's Hall, the London Oratory, there will be a presentation of the English version of Martin Mosebach's book "Heresy of Formlessness" (Further details)

Martin Mosebach, who will be present, is a well-known and award-winning German author who has published novels, stories, and collections of poems; he has also written scripts for several films, opera libretti, theatre, and radio plays. He is a regular contributor to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and also writes on art and literature for other newspapers and journals. After Pope Benedict's election, he wrote about him for the New York Times. (See this article.) Most recently, Mosebach has been awarded the Großer Literaturpreis der Bayerischen Akademie der Schönen Künste.

His book "Heresy of Formlessness" is a collection of essays on the liturgy and its recent reform not from the perspective of a theologian, but from the perspective of a literary writer. The book helped a lot to bring the debate on the liturgy into a wider public in Germany. The book is published by Ignatius Press who have an extract from it at Ignatius Insight. UK distributors are the excellent Family Publications.

If you can get there early enough, you can take in Solemn Vespers of the Immaculate Conception at 5.30pm.

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