"In this book, Worship is regarded as the response of man the creature to God the Creator: and Christian worship in particular as the total sacrifice of praise, both corporate and individual, offered by the whole Church through Christ her head. Therefore the emphasis lies chiefly on the objective character and Godward orientation of worship and only secondarily on its subjective aspect.
In Part I the nature of worship is first discussed; and then its expression in cultus, and use of symbolic methods, ritual sacraments and sacrifice. The special characters of Christian worship and its theological basis are next studied, its corporate expression and chief liturgical forms. Two chapters are devoted to the structure and significance of the Eucharist as the central act of the Christian cultus; and one to the personal life of worship and prayer.
Part II opens with studies of Jewish and Early Christian worship. These are followed by chapters describing Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Evangelical, Free Church and Quaker worship, and the particular contribution which is made by each of these to the total worshipping life of the Universal Church."
Library of Constructive Theology Series.
Book pages are in very good condition, but with some staining at the edges.
Dust cover is stained and worn at the edges, but intact.
Awarded as a prize in 1955, so there is a prize label in the inside front cover.