Christian Liturgy: Catholic and Evangelical

by Frank C. Senn. Fortress Press, 1997.

Here is a comprehensive history of Christian liturgy written from a Lutheran perspective but helpful ecumenically. Author Frank Senn tells the story of Christian liturgy from the point of view of its cultural setting and attends to the theological meanings of liturgy and of sacramental worship in particular. Pastors will find especially interesting his final chapter on contemporary liturgical challenges (enculturation, the feminist critique, and reaching the unchurched) and the Epilogue on postmodern liturgy.