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Paul Bradshaw on the Development of Daily Prayer

In his book Daily Prayer in the Early Church, Paul F. Bradshaw lays out his landmark thesis about the historical interaction between the “cathedral office” and the “monastic office.” Perhaps more important than that, however, is the more basic observation he makes demonstrating that the role and nature of prayer itself dramatically changed in the 4th […]

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The Quest for Historic Liturgy: What Can We Really Find?

The following essay is a modified excerpt from my presentation at the Jackson, MS Regional Convivium Calvinisticum on February 21, 2014. Many of our churches have become interested in liturgy, or a philosophy of corporate worship, over the last several years, and this interest has been, for the most part, very good. Moving from an […]