"Why is it", asks Robert Webber, "that my journey is not an isolated example, but an illustration of a much wider phenomenon within the evangelical community?" Webber first posed that question in 1989 and both comforted and shocked a generation of evangelicals.
This new revised edition of the spiritual classic Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail
maintains much of the original content, including Webber's appropriate celebration of Anglicanism's unique "six gifts" that include:
- the celebration of mystery
- liturgical yet nonetheless Christ-centered worship
- the centrality of the sacraments
- historic identity
- catholic traditions
- holistic spirituality
But now readers can experience fresh reflections from evangelicals who followed in Webber's footsteps can experience fresh reflections from evangelicals who followed in Webber's footsteps, along with essays that highlight the diversity of expressions along the Canterbury trail.
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."
2001 LESTER RUTH is Assistant Professor of Worship and Liturgy at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky. He is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy and the American Academy of Religion. He lives in Kentucky with his wife and two daughters.