The Spiritual Discipline Of Lent

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

The following article describes the Lenten spiritual journey and suggests practical means for personal and corporate renewal.

Nearly everyone knows the clichs concerning Lent: we are to "give up" something as a kind of obscure penance. Protestants of a more austere piety have made much of the need for a season of self-denial as a test of pious discipline. Whereas Roman Catholics undergo (or used to undergo) a Lenten period of obligatory abstinence, Protestants of a more Reformed sensibility...


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