From Freedom to Formula: The Evolution of the Eucharistic Prayer from Oral Improvisation to Written Texts
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From the book's Introduction:
"In any case, it seemed to be an opportune time to attempt a systematic historical study of the movement from free to formal prayer at the Eucharist during its formative centuries. That is the purpose of this book."
Catholic University of America Press
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Bouley, Allan. From Freedom to Formula: The Evolution of the Eucharistic Prayer from Oral Improvisation to Written Texts. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1981.