Alcuin Club Collections 95
This seminal work by one of the world’s most distinguished liturgical scholars fills an important gap in the history of the Church of Scotland and of Scottish worship. It offers an in-depth analysis of the Church’s evolving patterns of worship from the middle of the 19th century to the present day.
Comprehensive in its scope it examines
- Inherited patterns of public prayer
- Liturgical disruption
- The Church Service Society and the Euchologion
- Nineteenth-century public worship provisions, including open-air communion
- Worship’s companions: hymns and choirs
- Culture, ecclesiology and architecture
- Worship between the two World Wars
- The Ecumenical and Liturgical Movements
- Postmodernity and the present
Illustrated with contemporary images this study breaks new ground and fills a notable gap in liturgical history as it traces worship in transition in changing cultural and ecclesiastical contexts.
Bryan D Spinks is Professor of Liturgical Studies and Pastoral Theology at Yale Divinity School, Overseas Fellow of Churchill College Cambridge and Honorary fellow of St Chad’s in the University of Durham. An Anglican priest, he previously served on the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England and is a prolific author.