The Liberation of Worship

Duncan B. Forrester

The Lee Lecture of 1980. 'Untouchables' in India, Afro-Americans in the USA and other examples show how Christian worship can be liberating for those who do not have freedom. Yet worship is so often not seen as freeing, and is rejected for other substitutes which themselves enslave. It is essential to free worship from distortions and limitations which make is less than Christian worship.Too often, for example, it is confined to a particular culture, to a particular (middle) class, imprisoned in wordiness, in passivity of the people. Worship separated from the great issues of liberty and justice has become an idolatry.

Volume 11, Number 01 May 1981, p3
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