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Robert Eugene Webber (November 27, 1933 — April 27, 2007) was an American theologian known for his work on worship and the early church. He played a key role in the Convergence Movement, a move among evangelical and charismatic churches in the United States to blend charismatic worship with liturgies from the Book of Common Prayer and other liturgical sources.

The son of a Baptist minister, Webber was raised in the Belgian Congo where his parents were missionaries with the Africa Inland Mission. He received his bachelor's degree from Bob Jones University in 1956 and went on to earn a divinity degree from the Reformed Episcopal Seminary in 1959, and a masters degree in theology from Covenant Theological Seminary in 1960. In 1968 he received his doctoral degree in theology from Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis.

Webber began teaching theology at Wheaton College in 1968. Existentialism was the primary focus of Webber's research and lectures during his first years at Wheaton. However, he soon shifted his focus to the early church. In 1978 he wrote Common Roots, a book that examined the impact of second-century Christianity on the modern church.

In 1985 Webber wrote Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail: Why Evangelicals Are Attracted to the Liturgical Church, in which he described the reasons behind his own gradual shift away from his fundamentalist/evangelical background toward the Anglican tradition. Webber faced an enormous amount of criticism from evangelicals in response to this book. Nevertheless, his work was highly influential, and his ideas grew in popularity in evangelical circles.

During the latter half of his life, Webber took a special interest in Christian worship practices. He wrote more than 40 books on the topic of worship, focusing on how the worship practices of the ancient church have value for the church in the 21st century postmodern era. Among his books are Ancient-Future Faith, Ancient-Future Time, Ancient-Future Evangelism, The Younger Evangelicals, and The Divine Embrace. Webber also served as editor of The Complete Library of Christian Worship (1995), an eight-volume series created to serve as a comprehensive reference for professors, students, pastors, and worship leaders. The series draws on several thousand texts and publications and covers topics like Old and New Testament worship and contemporary applications for music and the arts.

Webber founded The Robert E. Webber Institute of Worship Studies in Orange Park, Florida in 1998. The school offers Doctor of Worship Studies and Master of Worship Studies degrees. It is the only graduate institution in the country to focus exclusively on worship education. He remained president of the institute until his death.

In 2006, he organized and edited the "Call to an Ancient Evangelical Future", a document intended "to restore the priority of the divinely inspired biblical story of God's acts in history".

Webber died of pancreatic cancer on April 27, 2007 at his home in Sawyer, Michigan, aged 73.

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Total Books: 47
Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail Why Evangelicals Are Attracted to the Liturgical Church
Common Roots The Original Call to an Ancient-Future Faith
Who Gets to Narrate the World Contending for the Christian Story in an Age of Rivals
Ancient-Future Worship Proclaiming and Enacting Gods Narrative
2008 - Ancient-future Worship Proclaiming and Enacting Gods Narrative [Ancient-Future] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780801066245
ISBN-10: 0801066247
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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Yankee Captain Amasa T Webber 1840-1880
2007 - Yankee Captain Amasa T Webber 1840-1880 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781604612325
ISBN-10: 1604612320
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The New Worship Awakening What's Old Is New Again
2007 - The New Worship Awakening What's Old Is New Again (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781598561845
ISBN-10: 1598561847
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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The Divine Embrace Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life
2006 - The Divine Embrace Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life [Ancient-Future] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780801065552
ISBN-10: 0801065550
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Ancient-future Time Forming Spirituality Through The Christian Year
2004 - Ancient-future Time Forming Spirituality Through the Christian Year [Ancient-Future Faith] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780801091759
ISBN-10: 0801091756
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Ancient-Future Evangelism Making Your Church a Faith-Forming Community
2003 - Ancient-future Evangelism Making Your Church a Faith-forming Community [Webber, Robert. Ancient-Future Faith Series.] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780801091605
ISBN-10: 0801091608
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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The Younger Evangelicals Facing the Challenges of the New World
2002 - The Younger Evangelicals Facing the Challenges of the New World (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780801091520
ISBN-10: 0801091527
Genres: Christian Books & Bibles, Substores
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Journey to Jesus The Worship Evangelism and Nurture Mission of the Church
The People of the Truth
2001 - The People of the Truth (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781579105600
ISBN-10: 1579105602
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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Empowered by the Holy Spirit A Study in the Ministries of Worship
Encountering the Healing Power of God A Study in the Sacred Actions of Worship
Rediscovering the Christian Feasts A Study in the Services of the Christian Year
Enter His Courts with Praise A Study of the Role of Music and the Arts in Worship
Renew Your Worship A Study in Blending of Traditional and Contemporary Worship
1997 - Renew Your Worship a Study in Blending of Traditional and Contemporary Worship (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781565632561
ISBN-10: 1565632567
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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Rediscovering the Missing Jewel A Study in Worship through the Centuries
Blended Worship Achieving Substance and Relevance in Worship
The Book of Family Prayer
1996 - The Book of Family Prayer (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781565632493
ISBN-10: 1565632494
Genres: Parenting & Relationships, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Worship is a Verb Eight Principles for Transforming Worship
1994 - Music and the Arts in Christian Worship [The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Vol 4 - Book 2] (Hardcover)Hardcover