This book is a study of how Christian worship, viewed in its deepest sense, is a response of the human to the Eternal. There is first an examination of the basic characteristics, in ritual, symbol, sacrifice, and sacrament. The nature and significance of the Eucharist are thoroughly treated. In the second part of the book there is a detailed discussion of selected traditions of worship, including Reformed, Anglican, Catholic, Eastern, and Western churches. Recognized as both a historical study and a spiritual classic of our time, Worship has had a long series of editions since it was first published in 1936.
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"If we have begun to appreciate the significance of the present interest in liturgical matters, we may expect to be caught up in the full stream of them if we undertake to read, and then read again, Evelyn Underhill's Worship."
A poet, novelist, and well known writer on mysticism, Evelyn Underhill was born in 1875. She was educated privately and at King's College for Women, London, of which she later became first an Honorary Fellow and then a Fellow. She was also an Honorary Doctor of Divinity of the University of Aberdeen. In 1921 she was Upton Lecturer on the Philosophy of Religion at Manchester College, Oxford. Among Miss Underhill's most notable books are The Spiritual Life, Practical Mysticism, The Mystic Way, and Meditations Based on Our Lord's Prayer.