A Primer on Christian Worship: Where We've Been, Where We Are, Where We Can Go

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"For all the declarations of advance and creativity made for contemporary worship," William Dyrness says, "the controversies that swirl around it are anything but new. And they call us to reflect on the sources of our inclinations in our current circumstances." / A respected scholar of theology and culture, Dyrness here explores where the church has been, theologically and historically speaking, and how that shapes — and needs to shape — where the church will go. He shows how both medieval worship and Reformation spirituality have continued to

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Overview

"For all the declarations of advance and creativity made for contemporary worship," William Dyrness says, "the controversies that swirl around it are anything but new. And they call us to reflect on the sources of our inclinations in our current circumstances." / A respected scholar of theology and culture, Dyrness here explores where the church has been, theologically and historically speaking, and how that shapes — and needs to shape — where the church will go. He shows how both medieval worship and Reformation spirituality have continued to determine the development of Christian worship in both its Catholic and its Protestant forms. / Through accessible language, clear examples, and thoughtful questions for reflection and discussion, Dyrness makes a very vital conversation about worship available to a wide audience of pastors, worship leaders, and church members.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802860385
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/15/2009
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 1,179,460
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

William A. Dyrness is professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. His other books include Senses of the Soul: Art and the Visual in Christian Worship.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: God's Invitation 1

2 Looking Back: Worship in the Middle Ages and the Reformation 17

3 From Then Till Now: How Styles of Spirituality Shape Current Christian Worship 44

4 Holy, Holy, Holy: The Trinitarian Character of Worship 73

5 The Narrative Shape of Worship: Telling the Story of God's Love 95

6 The Lessons of Worship: Practicing What We Believe 119

7 Conclusion: New Forms, New Actions: Renewing the Practices of Worship 138

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