Early Christian Worship is a straightforward, readable introduction to worship in the first four centuries of the church's existence. How did early Christians see and understand their own worship? How did this interact with early Christian beliefs? The book has been brought up-to-date and revised, with some chapters rewritten and an updated bibliography. Paul F. Bradshaw is professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame, and priest-vicar of Westminster Abbey and a member of the Church of England Liturgical Commission. He is the author or editor of several major books (The Search for the Origins of Christian Worship, Eucharistic Origins, Reconstructing Eely Christian Worship, The Study of Liturgy, A Companion to Common Worship, volumes 1 and 2).
Bonnie Thurston, after years as a university and seminary professor, lives quietly in her home state of West Virginia. She is the author or editor of fifteen theological books, including Philippians in the Sacra Pagina series; Religious Vows, the Sermon on the Mount, and Christian Living; The Spiritual Landscape of Mark (Liturgical Press) and For God Alone: A Primer on Prayer (University of Notre Dame Press). Her poetry appears frequently in religious periodicals and has been published in two small collections from Three Peaks Press in Wales, The Heart's Lands and Hints and Glimpses.