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Christian Worship: A Theological and Historical Introduction

O'Brien, Glen (2015) Christian Worship: A Theological and Historical Introduction. Wipf and Stock, Eugene, OR. 174pp. ISBN 9781498231350

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Abstract

This book is a brief introduction to Christian worship, surveying biblical and historical patterns of worship. It takes an ecumenical approach in introducing readers to a variety of worship practices across a range of Christian traditions. The place of music, symbols, sacraments and the church year are all considered. Not a 'How to' book, it suggests, rather, how we ought to think about worship. The book does, however, include practical suggestions along the way on the basis that the best practice always arises out of a solid theological grounding; and includes a chapter on the construction of worship services. Though based on scholarly research, it is addressed to the interested general beginner, undergraduate student or participant in a small group study. It also serves well as an introductory liturgy text for both vocational and degree level studies and can be used to supplement a classroom setting where students can put the ideas they are learning into practice. Reflection questions at the end of each chapter may be used for small group discussion, personal journaling, or as an assessment task. Suggestions for further reading are provided at the end of each chapter for readers who wish to go further.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Additional Information: Originally published in 2013 by Mosaic/Uniting Academic Press.
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Worship, History and theology of worship, Liturgical studies.
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950405 Religious Structures and Ritual
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): C - Church History
D - Liturgy
C - Systematic Theology
Association with University of Divinity: SABC: Salvation Army Booth College
Depositing User: Rev Associate Professor Glen O'Brien
Date Deposited: 11 May 2016 13:03
Last Modified: 11 May 2016 13:03
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1962

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