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Worship-Shaped Life: Liturgical Formation and the People of God

Magazine article Pastoral Music

Worship-Shaped Life: Liturgical Formation and the People of God

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Worship-Shaped Life: Liturgical Formation and the People of God

Ruth Meyers ana Paul Gibson, editors. Canterbury Press: Canterbury Studies in Anglicanism. In North America: Morehouse Publishing. ISBN-.13: 978-0-81922398-2. 138 pages, paperback, $24.00.

As a rule, Anglicans are not confessional; that is, we do not adhere to any set confession of faith or to dogmas. Our doctrine is found in our worship. Therefore the question of how we worship and the common practices that Anglicans follow are of primary concern. The liturgical renewal movement has been ongoing within the Anglican Communion for decades. This book, Worship-Shaped Life, is a product of the ongoing conversation about liturgical renewal. It is a collection of papers presented in 2003 by participants, many of whom are well known liturgical scholars, in the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation. As such this book is written by academic theologians for academic theologians. I am not convinced it would beaccessible to the average person in the pew.

The seven "papers" presented in this volume focus on liturgical formation and liturgical education. Liturgical formation is how worship forms the participants in the faith. Liturgical education is the preparation of those who lead and participate in worship so that they might understand what the liturgy intends to communicate. The majority of the presentations focus on liturgical education for worship leaders so that they may create an atmosphere where participants may experience the reign of God in a liturgical setting. Only the first chapter and, to a lesser degree, the last chapter focus on how participation in liturgical worship forms one's faith and life in Christ. …

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