Historical Foundations of Worship

Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Perspectives

series: Worship Foundations

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This volume brings together an ecumenical team of scholars to offer a historical overview of how worship developed. The book first orients readers to the common core elements the global church shares in the history and development of worship theology and historical practice. It then introduces the major streams of worship practice: Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant, including Reformation traditions, evangelicalism, and Pentecostalism. The book includes introductions by John Witvliet and Nicholas Wolterstorff. A previous volume addressed the theological foundations of worship.


Preface Melanie C. Ross and Mark A. Lamport
Series Introduction    Nicholas Wolterstorff
Introduction    John Witvliet
Part 1. Common Roots of Worship
1. Baptism    Bryan D. Spinks
2. Eucharist    Andrew McGowan
3. Liturgical Time    Paul F. Bradshaw
Part 2. Early Christian Worship
4. Worship in the Early Church    L. Edward Phillips
5. Worship in Late Antiquity    Maxwell E. Johnson
Part 3. Eastern Orthodox Worship
6. History of Orthodox Worship    Nina Glibetić
7. Icons and Eucharistic Theology    Nicholas Denysenko
Part 4. Roman Catholic Worship
8. Medieval Catholic Worship    Joanne M. Pierce
9. Reformation in the Catholic Church    John F. Baldovin
10. Vatican II and the Liturgical Renewal Movement    Joris Geldhof
Part 5. Protestant Worship
11. Lutheran Practices of Worship    Craig A. Satterlee
12. Calvinist and Reformed Practices of Worship    Martin Tel
13. Anglican and Episcopal Practices of Worship    Euan Cameron
14. Methodist and Wesleyan Practices of Worship    Matthew Sigler
15. Anabaptist and Mennonite Practices of Worship    Valerie G. Rempel
16. Baptist Practices of Worship    Jennifer W. Davidson
17. Evangelical Practices of Worship    Melanie C. Ross
18. Pentecostal and Charismatic Practices of Worship    J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu

The Authors

  1. Melanie C. Ross

    Melanie C. Ross

    Melanie C. Ross (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is associate professor of liturgical studies at Yale Divinity School and Institute of Sacred Music in New Haven, Connecticut.

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  2. Mark A. Lamport

    Mark A. Lamport

    Mark A. Lamport (PhD, Michigan State University) is professor of practical theology at graduate schools in the United States and Europe. He has coauthored or edited over a dozen books.

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