Shaping The Christian Life

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This insightful book explores how worship practices can transform and renew the lives of those who worship. Emphasizing how religious affections provide us with orientation in the world, Kendra Hotz and Matthew Mathews show how worship can shape our religious affections so that we can live to the glory of God and in a harmonious relationship with God's creation.

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Overview

This insightful book explores how worship practices can transform and renew the lives of those who worship. Emphasizing how religious affections provide us with orientation in the world, Kendra Hotz and Matthew Mathews show how worship can shape our religious affections so that we can live to the glory of God and in a harmonious relationship with God's creation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664229382
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 4/19/2006
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 0.42 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author


Kendra G. Hotzis Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Matthew T. Mathews is Edward G. Humphreys Associate Professor of Theology at Memphis Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee. He is an active member and ordained elder of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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Table of Contents

1 An introduction to the religious affections 3
2 Four features of the religious affection 13
3 Fallen religious affection 33
4 Redeemed religious affections 45
5 Religious affections and the work of the church 61
6 The structure of worship : gathering, abiding, sending 79
7 Prayer 99
8 The service of the word 119
9 Sacraments 137
Epilogue : some concluding reflections on music 157
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