With the many models of worship available, choosing a style to worship God can be a bit overwhelming. Is it better to go with traditional or contemporary models? Christians may find themselves asking how early believers worshiped and whether they can provide insight into how we should praise God today.
Rooted in historical models and patristic church studies, Ancient-Future Worship examines how early Christian worship models can be applied to the postmodern church. Pastors and church leaders, as well as younger evangelical and emerging church groups, will find this last book in the respected Ancient-Future series an invaluable resource for authentic worship.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)|
Table of Contents
Foreword: Bob Webber: Memory and Hope 9
Introduction to the Ancient-Future Series 19
Introduction: A Personal Note 21
Rediscovering God's Story in Worship
Worship Does God's Story 29
Worship Remembers the Past 41
Worship Anticipates the Future 57
How the Fullness of God's Story Became Lost 67
Applying God's Story to Worship
Worship: Transformed by Remembrance and Anticipation 89
Word: Transformed by the Narrative Nature of Scripture 113
Eucharist: Transformed by the Presence of God at Table 133
Prayer: Transformed by Recovering the Style of Ancient Worship 149
Conclusion: My Journey toward an Ancient-Future Worship 167
A Call to an Ancient Evangelical Future 179
Selected Bibliography 187
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wow? This book gave me hope. I think Robert Webber is right on with his assessment of the benefits Ancient-Future worship. The telling of the story from beginning to end. from Eden until the second coming is what the world needs to hear every day. I am a Pastor and have been looking for ways to help the people thirst for more of God's story. This book gives you the basis on how to do that.