Volume 04, Number 01 May 1974


The Editor

This consists of a number of individual comments on the new Church Hymnary, on the publication of The Divine Service, liturgical experiment, organs, Communion cloths, lighting during the sermon, and the Church of England.

Prayer and the Study of Theology

R C Walls

The relationship is through God himself. The danger is to exchange a theology within relationship to God for one which is merely interested in other people's talk about God. Prayer is the place of void and emptiness where one can hear the Word that we study in theology. The paper discusses how personal encounter may affect intellectual detachment. The true relation is to be found in the object of both, in the nature of the gift of God rather than our subjective apprehension, and understanding can only be imparted in words taught by the Spirit.

Book Reviews

No Author Specified

Jerusalem Prayers for the World Today, George Appleton (SPCK) (by B J MacHaffie), The Church Hymnary: Third Edition (OUP 1973) (by Ian Campbell), On Prayer, Hans Urs von Balthasar (SPCK) (by N D O'Donogue), Preaching at the Parish Communion, Series 3, Year 2, Hugh Fearn (Mowbrays) (by J W M Cameron), Twenty Five Psalms from a Modern Liturgical Psalter (CIO) (by H R Sefton).

List of Plates

Illustrations in this volume

Plate 1 St Nicholas Churches, Aberdeen before fire of 1874
Plate 2 The Triple Church from Union Bridge, Aberdeen
Plate 3 St Nicholas Churches, Aberdeen, to-day
Plate 4 St Mary’s Chapel, Aberdeen