An Important Study on the Worship of the Early ChurchThis introduction to the origins of Christian worship illuminates the importance of ancient liturgical patterns for contemporary Christian practice. Andrew McGowan takes a fresh approach to understanding how Christians came to worship in the distinctive forms still familiar today. Deftly and expertly processing the bewildering complexity of the ancient sources into lucid, fluent exposition, he sets aside common misperceptions to explore the roots of Christian ritual practicesincluding the Eucharist, baptism, communal prayer, preaching, Scripture reading, and musicin their earliest recoverable settings. Now in paper.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Andrew B. McGowan (PhD, University of Notre Dame), an Anglican priest, is president and dean of the Berkeley Divinity School and J. L. Caldwell McFaddin and Rosine B. McFaddin Professor of Anglican Studies and Pastoral Theology at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut.
Table of Contents
Contents1. Introduction: The Origins of Christian Worship2. Meal: Banquet and Eucharist3. Word: Reading and Preaching4. Music: Song and Dance5. Initiation: Baptism, Anointing, and Foot Washing6. Prayer: Hours, Ways, and Texts7. Time: Feasts and FastsEpilogue: The Making of Christian WorshipIndexes