Refreshing update on Robert Webber’s classic, including new testimonies from evangelicals in the Anglican fold. Explores recent developments, including the emerging/missional church movement and new Anglican churches in America Why do so many evangelicals flock to liturgical traditions today? Robert Webber first explored the question in this thoughtful and engaging classic in 1989; now evangelical scholar and pastor Lester Ruth updates the conversation. Much remains of Webber’s beloved original text, including his discussion of Anglicanism’s six great gifts: mystery and awe, Christ-centered worship, sacramental reality, historical identity, participation in catholic traditions and holistic spirituality. Ruth adds fresh stories from evangelicals who have followed Webber’s footsteps on the Canterbury trail, along with new essays that highlight the diversity of Anglican expressions today.
About the author
Lester Ruth is the Research Professor of Christian Worship at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina, and teaches worship history at the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Orange Park, Florida. An ordained Methodist pastor, Ruth was a close collaborator with Robert Webber prior to Webber’s death in 2007.
The late Robert E. Webber was an influential scholar who wrote numerous books on the convergence of evangelical and liturgical traditions. He served as professor of theology at Wheaton College and founded the Institute for Worship Studies in Orange Park, Florida.
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