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Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail: Why Evangelicals Are Attracted to the Liturgical Church
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Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail

Why Evangelicals Are Attracted to the Liturgical Church

Robert E. Webber and Lester Ruth

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PAPERBACK , 208 pages , 5 x 7

  • Morehouse Publishing
  • Jan/2013
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8192-2851-2

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• Refreshing update on Robert Webber’s classic, including new testimonies from
evangelicals in the Anglican fold

• E xplores 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.


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, FL.

Lester Ruth is research professor of Christian worship at Duke Divinity School
in Durham, NC. An ordained United Methodist pastor, he teaches worship history at
Webber’s Institute for Worship Studies.

“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

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