The first Christians included several elements in their tributes to God, reflecting their Jewish heritage and their belief in Jesus Christ as the Messiah. Martin examines the aspects of early Christian worship---prayers and praises, singing, creeds and confessions, preaching, offerings, and sacraments---to foster renewed interest in the life and worship of today's churches. 144 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.
An introduction to the New Testament teaching concerning the early Christian principles and practices of corporate worship. Among the topics Martin considers are prayers and praises, creeds and confessions, preaching, offerings, and sacraments.
Ralph Martin, S.T.D., is the Director of Graduate TheologyPrograms in the New Evangelization at Sacred HeartSeminary in Detroit, President of Renewal Ministries, and aConsultor to the Pontifical Council for the NewEvangelization.,