The Development Of Anointing In The Modern Church

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

This article traces the history of anointing since the Protestant Reformation in the sixteenth century. Note how each development in the history of anointing was based on larger theological discussions.

The Protestant Reformers of the sixteenth century envisioned the purification and renewal of medieval European Christianity according to the doctrinal and experiential norms, which they saw contained in the Scriptures and the first five centuries of early Christian tradition. Remarkably,...


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