Postcolonialism has greatly influenced biblical and theological criticism but has not yet entered the realm of church worship and practice. 'Christian Worship' brings the insights of postcolonial thinking to the rituals of religious life.
Michael N. Jagessar holds a BA degree in theology, an MA in theology and Caribbean Literature, and a PhD in Systematic Theology. He a Research Associate of the Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Honorary lecturer at the University of Birmingham, and Secretary for Racial Justice and Multicultural Ministry in the United Reformed Church. Dr. Jagessar is the Reviews editor of Black Theology: An International Journal. Stephen Burns is Research Fellow in Public and Contextual Theology at United Theological College, Charles Sturt University, Sydney, Australia. His publications include: Liturgy (SCM Studyguide) (SCM Press, 2006), Worship in Context: Liturgical Theology, Children and the City (Epworth Press, 2006), (co-edited with Natalie K. Watson) Exchanges of Grace: Essays in Honour of Ann Loades (SCM Press, 2008), (co-edited with Nicola Slee and Michael N. Jagessar The Edge of God: New Liturgical Texts and Contexts in Conversation (Epworth Press, 2008) and the Canterbury Press series Renewing the Eucharist (Canterbury Press, 2008-9) of which he is editor.