• 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.
“Bob Webber's prescient analysis stands up these many years later, and the added material in this edition makes it even better. Some evangelicals journeyed all the way to Canterbury. Others of us have joined for parts of the journey, embracing the beauty of the liturgy, the Eucharist, and the Book of Common Prayer. I'm thrilled that the message of this book continues to shine.”
—Tony Jones, author of A Better Atonement and theologian-in-residence at Solomon's Porch