Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Central High School
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Oxford, United Kingdom
Kansas City, Missouri United States
Pembroke Hill School
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, United States
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
University of North Carolina
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This book includes four hitherto unpublished papers together with a substantial introductory historiographical and bibliographical overview. Many of the studies concern the liturgical views of figures like Lanfranc, St Hugh of Lincoln, and William of Malmesbury (an edition of William’s Abbreviatio Amalarii is included) and the ways Thomas Becket and the Venerable Bede were viewed liturgically. Others reveal the achievement of an 11th-century Canterbury scribe, lay out a hagiographical puzzle as to the saints venerated on the 19th January, ask why calendars come to be attached to psalters, demonstrate that monks at Canterbury Cathedral were still reading Old English homilies in the 1180s, and present a fascinating, previously misunderstood, psalter owned by bishop Ralph Baldock, c.1300. Two final papers deal with ’Sarum’ services in late medieval parish churches and with the devotional practice called St Gregory’s Trental.
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This book provides a comprehensive historical treatment of the Latin liturgy in medieval England. Richard Pfaff constructs a history of the worship carried out in churches - cathedral, monastic, or parish - primarily through the surviving manuscripts of service books, and sets this within the context of the wider political, ecclesiastical, and cultural history of the period. The main focus is on the mass and daily office, treated both chronologically and by type, the liturgies of each religious order and each secular 'use' being studied individually. Furthermore, hagiographical and historiographical themes - respectively, which saints are prominent in a given witness and how the labors of scholars over the last century and a half have both furthered and, in some cases, impeded our understandings - are explored throughout. The book thus provides both a narrative account and a reference tool of permanent value.
Pfaff graduated from Central High School in Omaha. He was given a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University in 1957. Two years later Richard was given a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in 1963 from Oxford University.
Also he received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1965 and a Doctor of Divinity degree in 1995 from Oxford University.
Pfaff began his career as a teacher of English at Pembroke-Country Day School (nowadays The Pembroke Hill School) in 1959. A year later he was appointed an assistant to president at Swarthmore College and held it for two years.
Then he was ordained to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church in 1966 and was curator at Christ Church. In 1967, Richard took a position of an assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina. Three years later he became an associate professor of history at the same university. Also Pfaff worked as a professor of history from 1975 until his retirement in 2006 at the University of North Carolina.
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Pfaff was a priest associate at the Chapel of the Cross from 1968 until his death.
Ptaff was a member of American Medieval Academy, London Society of Antiquaries, Royal History Society and Henry Bradshaw Society.
On December 27, 1962 Richard Pfaff married Margaret Campbell Pfaff. They have a child. Also he was married to Jeanette Falk Pfaff.