Centripetal Worship examines how worship is, and should be, at the center of the assembly. Contributors look at the historical and contemporary factors that influence how and why we worship the way we do. The Worship Matters Studies Series examines key worship issues through studies by pastors, musicians, and laypeople from throughout the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Features include the following: 1) Informal and insightful writing for all readers; 2) Study questions at the end of every chapter; 3) Examination of vital issues in weekly worship; and 4) Increased ability of leaders and congregants to understand and experience worship more richly.
About the Author
Timothy J. Wengert is Ministerium of Pennsylvania Professor of Reformation History at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Wengert is a representative for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on the Commission on Faith and Order of the National Council of Churches. With Robert Kolb he is the editor of The Book of Concord (Fortress, 2000). His widely used translation of Luther’s Small Catechism from that project is included in Evangelical Lutheran Worship.