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Ancient Christian Worship: Early Church Practices in Social, Historical, and Theological Perspective

McGowan, Andrew B. (2014) Ancient Christian Worship: Early Church Practices in Social, Historical, and Theological Perspective. Baker Academic, Grand Rapids, MI, USA. 320pp. ISBN 9780801031526

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Abstract

This introduction to the origins of Christian worship illuminates the importance of ancient Christian worship practices for contemporary Christianity. Andrew McGowan, a leading scholar of early Christian liturgy, 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 practices--including the Eucharist, baptism, communal prayer, preaching, Scripture reading, and music--in their earliest recoverable settings.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Worship, Liturgy, Sacraments, Eucharist, Baptism, Daily Prayer, Liturgical year, Early Christianity
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: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: D - Liturgy
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-TCTS: United Faculty of Theology - Trinity College Theological School
Depositing User: Dr Andrew McGowan
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 02:12
Last Modified: 05 May 2015 02:14
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1762

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