Evil and the Devil in Liturgy
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There is a clear lack in the Church of England of a coherent and thought-through treatment of evil and the devil within the texts which the Church of England traditionally identifies as the repositories of doctrine.
Focusing on initiation, healing and deliverence liturgies within the church, "Fight Valiantly" seeks to rectify that defecit, considering the Church of England's liturgical practice in the parishes, and highlighting the present danger of worshippers receiving an inconsistent and potentially incoherent account of the relationship with evil.
1 - Liturgical Theology and the Church of England
2 - Liturgy in the Church of England: The Pre-Common Worship Position
3 - Methodology
4 - The Names
5 - Initiation
6 - Healing
7 - Deliverance
8 - Conclusions
Index of Bible References
Index of Names and Subjects
This carefully researched and far-reaching study into evil and the devil in the liturgy breaks new ground, offering timely as well as challenging insights which will inform pastoral and liturgical practice both within and beyond the Church of England. -- Simon Jones, Chaplain Merton College, Oxford