Recommended Reading for the Liturgically Minded

Here are some books that have helped me this summer in my quest to better understand the nature of the church, its history, contemporary Evangelicalism, and even the Catholic Church:

 The History of the Church by Eusebius

Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity by Mark Noll

 Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail: Why Evangelicals are Attracted to the Liturgical Church by Robert E. Webber

Evangelical Is Not Enough: Worship of God in Liturgy and Sacrament by Thomas Howard 

Is the Reformation Over: An Evangelical Assessment of Contemporary Roman Catholicism by Mark Noll

2 Responses to Recommended Reading for the Liturgically Minded

  1. Heather Z says:

    This may be old news to some, but I will be assisting in teaching a class on Schaeffer’s How Then Shall We Live? next quarter at my church. In reviewing the series and reading back over the book, I think it is an excellent trek through art and culture that helps us understand where we are. I then couple this with Nancy Pearcey’s account in Total Truth in which she discusses the flow of western culture but with a little more emphasis on the philosophers that shaped the culture. These were excellent reads for the non-philosopher. Pearcey’s accounts about the first and second great awakening greatly assisted my understanding of why the evangelical church is what it is today.

  2. Clint says:

    Heather,

    I have read Schaeffer’s book and it is great. I have not read Pearcey’s yet. Although I have heard that it is a great book from a prof. here at Denver Seminary, Dr. Douglas Groothuis. Thanks for your comment and we welcome your presence in our discussions!!!

    Clint

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