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This Assembly of Believers

The Gifts of Difference in the Church at Prayer

This Assembly of Believers

The Gifts of Difference in the Church at Prayer

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Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 9780334059714
Published: 30/11/2020

"Among the symbols with which the liturgy deals, none is more important than this assembly of believers."

This claim made in the 1970s forces the local church to consider those within its congregation, and recognise the gifts and challenges of difference within the church community. In This Assembly of Believers  Bryan Cones seeks to take seriously the pastoral context of a congregation, recognising the physical ability, gender and sexuality of those who make up the congregation.

Starting each chapter with their lived experience, Cones poses important questions of the liturgy in light of these experiences before realigning the liturgy to demonstrate the positive theological significance of the marginalised within the congregation.

Bryan Cones

Bryan Cones is a presbyter in the Episcopal Church, a former book editor at Liturgy Training Publications, and was managing editor and columnist at U.S. Catholic magazine. He has served as adjunct faculty at the Episcopal Divinity School, and holds a doctorate in liturgical and practical theology from the University of Divinity in Melbourne, Australia.

Revelling in 'difference', learned in past traditions, thinking and imagining anew in the context of conventional ways of going about things, and not just how we conduct ourselves in worship, we may find exciting possibilities of transformation opening up in the lives of all those involved. Shift 'liturgy' to the heart of theological study where it belongs - enjoy the grace of change - and the wit and sensitivity of this book! -- Ann Loades