Rediscovering the Missing Jewel: A Study in Worship through the Centuries
|by Robert E. Webber|
|Institute for Worship Studies: Alleluia! Series|
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Size: 6 x 9 inches
Pub Date: 1997
Volumes in Series: 7
Item Number: 32575
We are living in a time when worship has become a distinct priority for the Christian community. For years the church has emphasized evangelism, teaching, fellowship, missions, and service while neglecting the very source of its poweróworship. Recently, however, many churches are experiencing a Spirit-led renewal in their understanding and practice of the praise and worship of God.
Rediscovering the Missing Jewel is a small-group course of study designed around thirteen easy-to-understand sessions. Part One, The Biblical foundations of Christian Worship, explores worship in two sessionsóone for the Old Testament and one for the New. Part Two, Worship from the Time of the Early Church through the Nineteenth Century, consists of six sessions that trace important developments from Justin Martyr to the congregations of African-American slaves in North America. Along the way, sessions are devoted to Eastern Orthodox, medieval Catholic, Reformation, and Protestant free church worship. Part Three, Worship Renewal in the Twentieth Century, traces strands of Christian experience that directly influenced worship in many congregations today: Pentecostalism and the charismatic renewal, liturgical renewal stemming from Vatican II, the "praise and worship" movement, and a more recent approach that deliberately blends newer and older elements of the Christian worship tradition.
Dr. Robert Webber, Th.D., (1933-2007) was recognized by pastors, denominational leaders, scholars and lay people as one of the foremost authorities on worship renewal. He conducted workshops for almost every major denomination in North America through the Institute in Worship Studies, which he founded in 1995. He authored over 40 books on worship and the Church, including The Complete Library of Christian Worship.
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