Author: Webber, Robert
Genre: Theology - Ecclesiology
Tags: Progressivism / Conservatism, Worship / Music
Rick Shrader‘s Review:
Webber (at the time of writing, 1998) is President of the Institute for Worship Studies and Professor of Theology at Wheaton College. It is becoming less and less surprising that outspoken praise for ecumenicity and criticism of traditional Fundamentalism as well as Evangelicalism (even of Reformation theology) should come from Wheaton. Webber’s thesis is that worship can be either traditional (meaning liturgical), contemporary or blended (a combination of the other two). He believes that all three forms of worship are actually doing the same thing. I found him anti-expository preaching (102, 122), anti-Reformation (136, 150), anti-memorial nature of communion (136), and yet pro-Catholic (150, 183), pro-Book of Common Prayer (30, 138), pro-dance, Taize, anointing oil, con or transubstantiation, icons, etc. Disappointing to say the least.