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Select Works of Charles Walker (5 vols.)
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Select Works of Charles Walker (5 vols.)

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4 publishers 1866–1877

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Overview

The Select Works of Charles Walker includes The Ritual Reason Why and four other volumes from the liturgist who sought to help his generation rediscover the function behind the Church’s forms. Walker wrote in the wake of the Oxford Movement, and his work addresses what he saw as a growing disconnect in the popular consciousness between ceremony and sincere worship. In Walker’s mind, many mistakenly saw Church ceremony as beautiful or salvific in itself, and others viewed Church tradition with cynicism. Walker’s work defends centuries-old ceremonial worship. He hoped to lead both the cynic and the legalist to the truth that liturgy uniquely expresses, for “ritual divorced from truth is of all things the most melancholy . . . a shadow without substance.”

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Key Features

  • Includes Charles Walker’s volume defending Church ceremony, The Ritual Reason Why
  • Provides a window into the nineteenth-century debates on ceremony in the Church of England
  • Preserves and discusses volumes influential in the development of Anglican liturgy

Individual Titles

The Ritual Reason Why

  • Author: Charles Walker
  • Publisher: J. T. Hayes
  • Publication Date: 1900
  • Pages: 270

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In The Ritual Reason Why, Charles Walker defends the liturgy of the Church of England against both those who see it as an end in itself, and those who view it as a superfluous triviality. His work was intended to fill a void in Anglican literature explaining the significance and necessity of ceremony in Christian worship.

The Liturgy of the Church of Sarum

  • Author: Charles Walker
  • Publisher: J. T. Hayes
  • Publication Date: 1866
  • Pages: 144

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In The Liturgy of the Church of Sarum, Charles Walker documents the divine liturgy of Sarum for the English reader. This volume includes the liturgical calendar, a preface and notes by Charles Walker, and an introduction by T. T. Carter.

An Order for Matins and Evensong

  • Author: Charles Walker
  • Publisher: Basil Montagu Pickering
  • Publication Date: 1877
  • Pages: number

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This liturgical volume presents Charles Walker’s An Order for Matins and Evensong, describing the celebration of communion. It also includes a ceremonial.

The Server’s Handbook

  • Author: Charles Walker
  • Publisher: G. J. Palmer
  • Publication Date: 1871
  • Pages: 113

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This Server’s Handbook by Charles Walker instruction for serving the Eucharist for different occasions. Walker also includes accompanying devotional material.

Devotions on the Communion of the Saint

  • Author: Charles Walker
  • Publisher: J. T. Hayes
  • Publication Date: 1869
  • Pages: 323

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In Devotions on the Communion of the Saints Charles Walker compiles dozens of devotional pieces to accompany communion.

Product Details

  • Title: Select Works of Charles Walker
  • Author: Charles Walker
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 969

About Charles Walker

Charles Walker was an Anglican liturgist and author in the mid to late nineteenth century. He is best remembered for his The Ritual Reason Why, in which he defends the ceremony of the Church of England. He also published several other liturgies, devotionals, and manuals.