Participating in Worship    -     By: Craig Douglas Erickson
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Participating in Worship

Westminster John Knox Press / 1989 / Paperback

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Transcends the common distinctions between high church/low church, formal/informal worship and argues for a balance of patterns of participation and a symmetry of word and sac- rament, deepening Christian's participation in the saving mystery of God in Christ. Erickson discusses the elements of participation in detail, setting historical and theological insights within a com prehensive theory of liturgical participation. He enables students, ministers and congregations to understand the his torical significance of the elements of worship and offers useful suggestions for strengthing Christian worship in some of the valuable facets long known in the Reformed and other traditions. An ideal guide, featuring study questions.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1989
Dimensions: 5 1/4 X 8 (inches)
ISBN: 0804219001
ISBN-13: 9780804219006
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Transcending the common distinctions between high church/low church and formal/informal, this book argues for a balance in the patterns and various levels of worship participation, giving all Christians a fresh look at worship as a whole. Craig Erickson discusses the elements of participation in detail, setting historical and theological insights within a comprehensive theory of liturgical participation. He enables students, ministers, and congregations to understand the historical significance of the elements of worship and offers useful suggestions for strengthening Christian worship.

Author Bio

Craig Douglas Erickson has served as Senior Pastor of Tokyo Union Church in Japan and Visiting Assistant Professor of Liturgics and Homiletics at the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa. He served for six years on the Committee on Worship for the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and has written numerous articles on worship, the study of worship, and liturgy.

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