Patton, Kenneth L. >>
Title Services and Songs for the Celebration of Life
Book Condition Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher Boston: Beacon Press; 1967
Seller ID 20087
209 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Hardcover, red cloth, gray boards, [xii] + 209 pages, 54 original sermons, 96 original songs and hymns, no music but tunes indicated. ; The Rev. Kenneth Leo Patton (1911-1994) was one of the most radical and innovative ministers of the 20th century. As pastor of the Charles Street Meeting House (Universalist) in Boston he invented new forms of worship and liturgy including the now ubiquitous chalice lighting. As Universalist co-chair of the commission that produced the 1964 UU hymnal (Hymns for Celebration of Life) he added nationalist, humanist, and non-Judeo-Christian material which had never before appeared in a Protestant hymnal. ; Book shows almost no wear. Owner name and date penned in a small, neat hand on front endpaper. Jacket sunned around edges, with small chips, not affecting any text.