Liturgical Theology: The Church as Worshipping Community
by Simon Chan
IVP Academic, 2006
(208 pages, $22.00, paperback)
reviewed by L. P. Fairfield
“I would like to suggest that what evangelicals need is an adequate ecclesiology.” John Henry Newman writing in 1836? No, Chinese Pentecostal Simon Chan writing in 2006 , addressing the scandal of Western Evangelical capitulation to consumerist narcissism, with a particular view to the global undertow of this American McFaith. He points to a robust doctrine and practice of the Church as the way forward.
Chan, Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Theological College in Singapore, accurately characterizes Evangelicalism’s anthropocentric ecclesiology. Ever . . .
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