Worship by the Book


Author: Rev. Mark Ashton,R. Kent Hughes,Timothy Keller

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310874297

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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“What is at stake is authenticity. . . . Sooner or later Christians tire of public meetings that are profoundly inauthentic, regardless of how well (or poorly) arranged, directed, performed. We long to meet, corporately, with the living and majestic God and to offer him the praise that is his due.”—D. A. CarsonWorship is a hot topic, but the ways that Christians from different traditions view it vary greatly. What is worship? More important, what does it look like in action, both in our corporate gatherings and in our daily lives? These concerns—the blending of principle and practice—are what Worship by the Book addresses.Cutting through cultural clichés, D. A. Carson, Mark Ashton, Kent Hughes, and Timothy Keller explore, respectively:· Worship Under the Word· Following in Cranmer’s Footsteps· Free Church Worship: The Challenge of Freedom· Reformed Worship in the Global City “This is not a comprehensive theology of worship,” writes Carson. “Still less is it a sociological analysis of current trends or a minister’s manual chockfull of ‘how to’ instructions.” Rather, this book offers pastors, other congregational leaders, and seminary students a thought-provoking biblical theology of worship, followed by a look at how three very different traditions of churchmanship might move from this theological base to a better understanding of corporate worship. Running the gamut from biblical theology to historical assessment all the way to sample service sheets, Worship by the Book shows how local churches in diverse traditions can foster corporate worship that is God-honoring, Word-revering, heartfelt, and historically and culturally informed.

The Letter of James

Worship to Live By


Author: John Paul Heil

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1610976010

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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This book proposes a new and comprehensive chiastic structure as well as a new unifying theme for the Letter of James. In accord with this structure that organizes its oral performance, the words "worship to live by" express what the letter as a whole is exhorting its audience to adopt. "Worship" includes not only liturgical worship but also the ethical behavior that complements it, so that the result is a holistic way of worshiping God. And the words "to live by" embrace the worshipful conduct by which to live out presently one's birth to a new life as a believer before the final coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, with a view to the future eternal life to be granted at the last judgment as the outcome of such worship. In short, the Letter of James urges its audience to practice the worship to live by now in order to live eternally.

The ABCs of Worship

A Concise Dictionary


Author: N.A

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664252465

Category: Religion

Page: 196

View: 9094

Offers explanations and brief discussions of Lent, ecumenism, Maundy Thursday, Pentecost, Christian symbolism, baptism, and prayer

The Serious Business of Worship

Essays in Honour of Bryan D. Spinks


Author: Melanie Ross,Simon Jones

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567006093

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 5686

The study of liturgy has received criticism from scholars and practitioners alike: the academic discipline of liturgiology has been compared to the hobby of stamp collection, and proponents for liturgical renewal argue that worship must be made more accessible and relevant. Bryan Spinks has been an important moderating voice in this discussion, reminding both academic and ecclesial communities that Christ is made known in the liturgical riches of the past as well as in contemporary forms of the present. Inspired by Spinks' work, this volume brings together biblical, historical, and theological scholars to discuss the theme of continuity and change in worship. Its historical range begins with the early church, extends through the Reformation, and concludes with a discussion of issues facing contemporary liturgical reform. In recognition of the fact that Professor Spinks' work has been widely influential in both Europe and the United States, the editors have solicited liturgical perspectives from scholars with international reputations on sides of the Atlantic.

The Two Babylons

Or, The Papal Worship Proved to be the Worship of Nimrod and His Wife


Author: rev. Alexander Hislop

Publisher: N.A


Category: Papacy

Page: 470

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The Oxford History of Christian Worship


Author: Geoffrey Wainwright

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195138864

Category: Religion

Page: 916

View: 6913

A comprehensive history of the origins and development of Christian worship, from ancient times to the present day, provides a defintive study of the evolution of Christian liturgy, theology, church history, artistic influence, and social and cultural contexts, covering such topics as Russian Orthodoxy, Women in Worship, Liturgical Music, and the Apostolic Tradition.

Recalling the Hope of Glory

Biblical Worship from the Garden to the New Creation


Author: Allen P. Ross

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 082549754X

Category: Religion

Page: 591

View: 8016

Moving beyond worship wars over style and denominational proclivities, this book considers all the major biblical passages about worship. Regardless of their denomination, pastors, worship leaders, and laypeople interested in the biblical themes of worship will benefit from this definitive resource.

Story-Shaped Worship

Following Patterns from the Bible and History


Author: Robbie F. Castleman

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 083083964X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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In Story-Shaped Worship Robbie Castleman attempts nothing less than to uncover the fundamental shape of worship. Right worship doesn't require a traditionalist return to earlier forms of church, she argues, but a fresh response to God in light of the revealed patterns of worship we find in the Bible and church history.