Suggestion books on worship

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Fasil | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jan 25 2016 12:51 PM

Would you suggest me best books on Worship? Thanks!

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mike | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 25 2016 1:45 PM

Not in Logos yet, but this book won Christianity Today's 2015 Book Awards under Biblical Studies

For the Glory of God: Recovering a Biblical Theology of Worship

Do check out the table-of-contents, so you know what you're buying. I personally love it.

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 25 2016 2:53 PM

I find Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative by Robert E. Webber to be pretty good, better but more expensive is his 7 volume work The Complete Library of Christian Worship

-Dan

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 25 2016 6:11 PM

Gordon Lathrop's trilogy - Holy Ground; Holy Things; Holy People

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 25 2016 7:35 PM

Fasil:

Would you suggest me best books on Worship? Thanks!

many suggestions already, some I was going to suggest--but it occurred to me, what are you wanting/expecting for your worship books?  that will help narrow focus/our suggestions.

I like Apples.  Especially Honeycrisp.

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Fasil | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 25 2016 8:57 PM

I'm excited by the list of books you're posting on this forum. I'm writing on this topic. I'm glad on the diversity of books mentioned. I look forward to see more books listed. Thank you!!! very helpful!

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 25 2016 9:32 PM

In that context I'd recommend books by (Anglican) Paul F, Bradshaw especially Two Ways of Praying, (Baptist) James F. White is another useful author especially his Documents of Christian Worship.  The publications of Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies are usually worth reading. Don E. Saliers'  (Wesleyan) Worship as Theology: Foretaste of Glory Divine is a decent read but my bent is more towards (Russian Orthodox) Alexander Schmemann's Introduction to Liturgical Theology which is a classic in the Orthodox tradition. In the West the foundational book on which nearly everything relies is (Anglican) Dom Gregory Dix's The Shape of Liturgy which is in Logos. I can't imagine anyone serious about worship who hasn't read Dix. And of course the books by (Lutheran) Gordon W. Lathrop previously mentioned.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Bill Shewmaker | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 26 2016 3:55 PM

Dan Francis:

I find Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative by Robert E. Webber to be pretty good, better but more expensive is his 7 volume work The Complete Library of Christian Worship

-Dan

I have a book in my paper library by Robert Webber entitled: "Worship Is A Verb." I do not think that it is available in Logos, but it would be great addition.

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 26 2016 5:06 PM

That book is mentioned fondly in John Witvliet's forward of Ancient-Future Worship. It is a broader look but still comes from a view that Worship is a verb...  if you enjoyed that book I would think you will very much enjoy this one.

-Dan

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James Chin | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 26 2016 5:44 PM

Marva J. Dawn, "Reaching Out without Dumbing Down" - A theology of Worship for this Urgent Time.

Available on Logos as "Eerdmans Marva J. Dawn Collection (11 vols.)"

https://www.logos.com/product/43953/eerdmans-marva-j-dawn-collection#001

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 26 2016 7:10 PM

The Spirit of the Liturgy (Catholic) - Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)

The Feast of Faith: Approaches to a Theology of the Liturgy (Catholic) - Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)

Introduction to Liturgical Theology (Orthodox) - Father Alexander Schmemann (mentioned above by MJ but worth another mention)

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Fasil | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 27 2016 11:02 AM

So helpful. Thank you!!

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Bill Shewmaker | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 27 2016 2:18 PM

Dan Francis:

That book is mentioned fondly in John Witvliet's forward of Ancient-Future Worship. It is a broader look but still comes from a view that Worship is a verb...  if you enjoyed that book I would think you will very much enjoy this one.

-Dan

Hi Dan, the Ancient-Future series was one of the first purchases I made after getting L3...as a matter of act, I believe that I had to wait for it to go through Pre-Pub for several months before I was able to purchase it. And, yes, I really do like it (and the others in the series).

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