Space For Worship: A Brethren View

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Noting that the New Testament does not advocate retaining the elaborate rites and liturgical spaces of Old Testament Judaism, the Brethren tradition emphasizes simplicity in its design of the worship space. The Table, with its bread and cup, are the only symbols present.

Christian Brethren assemblies heartily agree that worship is congregational, that architecture must not draw a distinction between "us" and "them," and that all too often Protestant worship has been more of a talent show...


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