In the first edition of Worship Old and New, Robert E. Webber introduced an approach to worship that blended historical and traditional practices with contemporary elements. Since then, the spreading fires of worship renewal have provided opportunity for fresh consideration. This significantly revised edition is the result of Webber's interaction with current worship trends. Especially significant is a re-examination of the actual practice of worship that goes beyond the merely academic to provide a practical perspective through the eyes of the worship leader and worshippers.
The revised edition of this book, first published in 1982, comes at a time of self-conscious evaluation by Christians of how they worship on Sunday.
Robert Webber (1933 - 2007) was the William R. and Geraldyn B. Myers professor of ministry at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois, and professor of theology emeritus at Wheaton College. A theologian known for his work on worship and the early church, Webber was founder and president of the Institute for Worship Studies, Orange Park, Florida.