Gloria Patri: The History and Theology of the Lesser Doxology

Nicholas Ayo, CSC, ’56, ’62M.A. (Notre Dame Press)

gloria_patri.jpgThe professor emeritus of Notre Dame’s Program of Liberal Studies examines the riches in and the history of the short prayer: “Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever.”

At the heart of Christian liturgy, the author says, we always find worship, honor and praise of God as revealed in Jesus Christ.

Father Ayo is the author of a number of books, including The Hail Mary: A Verbal Icon of Mary and The Lord’s Prayer: A Survey Theological and Literary.

(March 2008)