The Pantheisticon - a forgotten eighteenth century liturgy
I came across him when I did some work on his "Christianity Not Mysterious" (1696) whilst I was studying in Oxford. I particularly enjoyed discovering his "Pantheisticon" of 1720 which includes, in three of its chapters, a wonderful liturgy that I once thought might be fun to try one day just simply to see and feel what it was like to do - a kind of "theological-historical recreation" - rather like Civil War reenactment. Odd though it may seem one can actually learn useful things from this kind of activity. One thing one might learn is whether it actually works! Not least of all because there seems to be some doubt about whether, in fact, it was ever used. Many scholars think it was simply a literary device.
In its mix of prayer/meditation, food and conversation it was, of course, a major inspiration for our own Epicurean Gathering held this week.
Anyway, for those interested here's the link to the Librivox recording: