Ministry to the Dying, Dead, and Bereaved
Part 2 History

Chapter f20 Summary History of Ministry to the Bereaved

1. Apostolic [0-399]

2. Patristic [400-799] 

3. Early Medieval [800-1199]

4. Medieval [1200-1299]

5. Late Medieval [1300-1499]

6. Reformation [1500-1699]

7. After Trent [1700-1899]

8. Before Vatican II [1900-1959]

9. Vatican II [1960-1975]

10. After Vatican II [1975-2050]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before studying the history of the Church's care for and ministry to the dying, the dead, and the bereaved I suggest that you review the "introduction" and "presuppositions" given in chapter d21 of these notes Overview of the History of Liturgy.  Pay special attention to your own presuppositions and the rationale behind the ten finger history grid.

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1. Apostolic [0-399] 

The resurrection of Jesus changes everything!

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2. Patristic [400-799]

The rites go public.

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3. Early Medieval [800-1199]

Fascination with sin, judgment, purgatory and hell.

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4. Medieval [1200-1299]

Formalization of theories of atonement and justification.

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5. Late Medieval [1300-1499]

Emphasis on "good works" and the rise of indulgences.

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6. Reformation [1500-1699]

Faith / Good-Works controversy comes to a head.

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7. After Trent [1700-1899]

Development of the Requiem Mass in the Missal of Trent.

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8. Before Vatican II [1900-1959]

Period of very little or no liturgical changes.

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9. Vatican II [1960-1975]

Focus moves from purgatory and atonement to the Paschal Victory of Christ.

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10. After Vatican II [1975-2050]

Gradual implementation of the liturgical books promulgated by the Second Vatican Council.

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