"In this provocative collection of [eleven] essays, noted liturgist and author Willian Seth Adams challenges the church to examine its thinking and assumptions about how Christians worship. Warning that `the way we've always done `it' may no longer be a valid premise. Adams says that the church must think something different, do something different and, finally, move some physical and emotional furniture. These essays, originally published in a variety of collections and journals, have finally been brought together in one stimulating volume and that will be a valuable resource for the general reader and the seasoned liturgical scholar" -- back cover.
Contents divided into three main sections: Part One: Thinking Something Different -- Part Two: Doing Something Different -- Part Three: Moving the Furniture.
Contents: Foreword -- Christian Liturgy, Scripture and the Jews: A Problematic in Jewish Christian Relations -- Expansive Language: A Matter of Justice -- The Prayer Book Theology of Ministry -- The Eucharistic Assembly: Who Presides ? -- Given and Shed for Whom? : A Study of the Words of Administration -- On Liturgical Hospitality -- De-coding the Obvious: Reflections on Baptismal Ministry in the Episcopal Church -- An Apology for Variable Liturgical Space -- Theology and Liturgical Space: Saying What We Mean --The Place of the Dead: Christian Burial and the Liturgical Environment -- Preaching and the Potential of Liturgical Space -- Afterword.