Too Deep for Words: A Theology of Liturgical Expression / Edition 1

Too Deep for Words: A Theology of Liturgical Expression / Edition 1

by Clayton J. Schmit
     
 

Exploring fundamental ways in which verbal expression in worship relates to aesthetic expression, Clayton Schmit provides a vitally important book for all homiletics students and scholars. Schmit explains that worship isn't just a sequence of "holy" words, and he reflects theologically on the relationship between verbal and aesthetic expression, demonstrating the

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Overview

Exploring fundamental ways in which verbal expression in worship relates to aesthetic expression, Clayton Schmit provides a vitally important book for all homiletics students and scholars. Schmit explains that worship isn't just a sequence of "holy" words, and he reflects theologically on the relationship between verbal and aesthetic expression, demonstrating the aesthetic significance of verbal liturgical expression and the aesthetic responsibility of those who preach, pray, and lead in public worship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664223922
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
467,635
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Clayton J. Schmit is Arthur DeKruyter/Christ Church Oak Brook Associate Professor of Preaching and Academic Director of the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1Art for Faith's Sake3
2By Faith and Not by Sight27
3Only Say the Word43
4The Hiddenness of Excellence61
5Treasure in Earthen Vessels83
6The Need as Deep as Life115
7In the Shadow of the Cross131
Notes145
Scripture Index157
Author Index159

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