Introduction to Christian Worship / Edition 3

Introduction to Christian Worship / Edition 3

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by James F. White
     
 

Introduction to Christian Worship, 3rd Edition traces the development of the major forms of Christian worship, and includes discussion of the newest service books of the principal churches of North America and the British Isles. This staple of liturgical history is used widely in Protestant seminaries and is read by clergy and laity alike as an accurate,
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Introduction to Christian Worship, 3rd Edition traces the development of the major forms of Christian worship, and includes discussion of the newest service books of the principal churches of North America and the British Isles. This staple of liturgical history is used widely in Protestant seminaries and is read by clergy and laity alike as an accurate,
informative, and accessible introduction to all aspects of Christian worship. This revision keeps pace with the latest scholarship and includes more maps, tables, woodcuts, and photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780687091096
Publisher:
Abingdon Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Pages:
326
Sales rank:
893,365
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

List of Diagrams9
List of Plates11
Preface13
1.What Do We Mean by "Christian Worship"?17
The Phenomenon of Christian Worship18
Definitions of Christian Worship22
Key Words in Christian Worship25
Diversity in Expression31
Constancy in Function39
2.The Language of Time47
The Shaping of Christian Time48
Theology from the Christian Year67
Functioning of the Christian Year71
3.The Language of Space81
The Functions of Liturgical Space83
History of Liturgical Architecture91
Liturgical Art103
4.The Sounds of Church Music111
Why Do Christians Sing?112
Forms and Functions of Church Music117
5.Daily Public Prayer131
History of Daily Public Prayer132
Theological Reflections146
Practical Concerns148
6.The Service of the Word151
History of the Service of the Word151
Theology of the Service of the Word166
Pastoral Concerns of the Service of the Word169
7.God's Love Made Visible175
The Development of Reflection on the Sacraments177
New Understandings of Sacraments193
Sacramentality200
8.Christian Initiation203
The Development of Christian Initiation204
Theology of Christian Initiation217
Pastoral Aspects of Christian Initiation225
9.The Eucharist229
The Development of Eucharistic Practice230
Understanding the Eucharist248
Pastoral Concerns259
10.Occasional Services263
Reconciliation265
Ministry to the Sick269
Christian Marriage276
Ordination286
Religious Profession or Commissioning293
Care of the Dead295
Notes305
For Further Reading315
Index323

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