Ancient-Future Worship (Ancient-Future): Proclaiming and Enacting God's Narrative

Ancient-Future Worship (Ancient-Future): Proclaiming and Enacting God's Narrative

by Robert E. Webber, John Wilvliet

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441200686
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Series: Ancient-Future
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 744,478
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Robert E. Webber (1933-2007) was, at the time of his death, Myers Professor of Ministry at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois, and served as the president of the Institute for Worship Studies. His many books include Ancient-Future Faith and The Younger Evangelicals.
Robert E. Webber (1933-2007) was, at the time of his death, Myers Professor of Ministry at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois, and served as the president of the Institute for Worship Studies in Orange Park, Florida. His many books include Ancient-Future Faith and The Younger Evangelicals.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Bob Webber: Memory and Hope     9
Acknowledgments     15
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
Notes     184
Selected Bibliography     187
Index     189

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Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God's Narrative 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
pastorstevensimpson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In his posthumously published book, Ancient-Future Worship, Robert Webber presents a deceptively simple definition of worship: ¿worship does God¿s story¿ (Webber 2008, 29) by which he means that worship is rooted in God¿s saving deeds in the past (the ¿ancient) while at the same time it anticipates God¿s vision for the world (the ¿future¿). It almost seems too obvious to state¿if we have already recognized that authentic Christian corporate worship is shaped by Scripture and is Trinitarian¿that worship should be about God¿s people publically enacting God¿s narrative. Yet this is a foundational truth. Moreover, God¿s story is not simply told from the perspective of an objective observer of ancient history: through worship, the community of God becomes actively involved in the redemption story of God and God¿s people. Just as the Jews¿though separated by many generations¿could speak of the Passover as an event in which they had been participants, so we as Christians can speak of the cross and the Eucharist as participants.
trebor_5_of_6 More than 1 year ago
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.