Sacraments and Worship

Sacraments and Worship The church s development and use of sacraments has evolved in many ways from the days of the early church to the present This sourcebook provides key theological texts that played a role in those move

  • Title: Sacraments and Worship
  • Author: Maxwell E. Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780664231576
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Paperback
  • The church s development and use of sacraments has evolved in many ways from the days of the early church to the present This sourcebook provides key theological texts that played a role in those movements Johnson traces the history and theology of individual sacraments along with their liturgical context in the church s worship He includes materials previously developeThe church s development and use of sacraments has evolved in many ways from the days of the early church to the present This sourcebook provides key theological texts that played a role in those movements Johnson traces the history and theology of individual sacraments along with their liturgical context in the church s worship He includes materials previously developed in James F White s classic collection, Documents of Christian Worship Descriptive and Interpretive Sources Westminster John Knox Press, 1992 , and supplements these to provide a wide range of indispensible materials He also contributes helpful background notes to give the reader the full breadth and depth of the church s thought on these important topics This book will be of great value to those studying the history of Christian worship and the development of the sacraments.

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    1. The sacraments and worship stand at the heart of the Christian faith. Everything we do is rooted in our worship of God, and the sacraments provide grounding for worship and serve as its expression. Having said this, it is clear that Christians are not of one mind when it comes to either worship or sacraments. Protestants have two sacraments, while Roman Catholics have seven. For some worship is extremely formal and for others quite informal. There is, you might say, some history behind this dive [...]

    2. After requesting this book, I felt intimidated. I haven’t done much reading about the sacraments but the small amount of reading I had done was surrounding standard Protestant practice. After learning more about this book, I realized it was a survey of the development of sacrament theology from the early church fathers to modern church. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised.I often have said that one of the underlying issues facing evangelicalism today is a lack of hist [...]

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