In ‘The God We Worship,’ Nicholas Wolterstorff attempts to develop a theology of the liturgy based on what is implicit in its overall shape as employed by the Orthodox, Roman Catholics, and “high church” Protestants.
Secularization is fundamentally about a break in the chain of memory. Ecumenical dialogue attuned to its problems would focus on a common project to spread the gospel to every corner of the world.
The 1979 Book of Common Prayer embodies the liturgical and sacramental thinking of the mid-1970s. To say that things have changed — in the world and in the church — might well be the understatement of the year.