Monday, 29 March 2010

Publication of new book by the Bishop of Ebbsfleet

Bishop Andrew at his Chrism Mass in Bristol last Saturday

Forward in Faith has announced today the publication of 'Heaven and Earth in Little Space, The Re-enchantment of Liturgy'  written by the Bishop of Ebbsfleet, Bishop Andrew Burnham SSC.

"This timely and significant book asks whether the declining appeal of religious worship is connected with the simplification of liturgical practice in recent decades. Has a well-meant policy of making worship more accessible resulted in a loss of the sense of mystery - and has this accelerated the decline? To answer this question, Andrew Burnham surveys five centuries of change in the Anglican church, as well as the wider Catholic and Orthodox traditions. He suggests what  renewal of the liturgy for today’s church might look like and how re-enchantment would work in practice."

The book is published by Canterbury Press with a foreword by Fr Aidan Nichols OP and an introduction by Fr Jonathan Baker SSC, the Principal of Pusey House, Oxford.
Full details of how to order it, and how to take advantage of a discount on the recommended price, here.

That's some of my Eastertide reading sorted out then!

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