Worship for the Whole People of God Vital Worship for the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 0664234275
ISBN-13: 9780664234270
Edition: 2013
Authors: Ruth C. Duck
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 10/2/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 358
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

This new textbook on worship by renowned hymn writer and professor Ruth C. Duck provides theological foundations for worship and explores the variety of ways Christians have adapted worship to various cultures to help them live faithfully and to communicate the Gospel to others. The author celebrates the many languages and cultural settings in which the Gospel has been, and is, preached, sung, and prayed. Rather than offer prescriptive formulas or advising a single pattern of worship, the goal of this volume is to support good pastoral and congregational reflection on what worship is and does. Consequently, she discusses many different forms of worship from several cultures (African-American, Asian, Euro-American) and offers advice on how to read a congregation and define its culture in order to plan culturally appropriate worship.In addition to looking at mainstream and historical worship settings, Duck also addresses a ministry of the arts in worship including music, movement, and visual arts that is becoming more popular in today's churches. From worship's theological underpinnings, the book turns to worship leadership, various liturgies, forms of prayer, preaching, the sacraments, and ordination. This complete book on Christian worship is sure to become a core textbook for seminaries and ministry students from a variety of cultures and traditions in the years to come.

Ruth C. Duck is Professor of Worship at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. A prolific hymn writer, she is the author of Praising God: The Trinity in Christian Worship, published by Westminster John Knox Press.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Understanding Christian Worship: Theological Foundations
Defining Worship
Observation and Description of How Christians Worship
Five Theological Emphases in Understanding Worship
Conclusion
Participatory Worship
Forms of Participation
Goals and Marks of Participatory Worship
Empowering Participatory Worship
Worshiping with Children
Worshiping with All Our Differing Abilities
Worship as Participation of All God's People
Diverse Worship
Defining Culture
African American Christian Worship
Korean and Korean American Worship
Latina/Latino Worship
White Worship
Welcoming Diversity: Let Love Be Genuine
Conclusion
Planning and Leading Worship
Preparing for Worship
Elements of Planning
Coordination of Ministries
Preparing Scripture Readers and Other Liturgical Leaders
Leading Worship
The Order of Worship
Order in Protestant Worship in North America
Liturgical Renewal and the Ordo
Practical Guidelines for the Order of Worship
Conclusion
The Arts of Worship
Music and Song as Arts of Worship
Choosing Songs for Worship
Empowering a Congregations Song
Writing and Composing Congregational Song
Instrumental and Choral Music
"Prayer set to rhythm"
Movement in Worship
Visual Arts in Worship
A Space for Worship
Criteria for Good Liturgical Art
Vivid Words for Worship
Seeking Excellence in Words for Worship
Expanding Our Liturgical Language
Naming God in Worship
Praising a Mystery
A Labor of Love and Care
Forms of Prayer and Worship
Words to Begin Worship
The Collect: A Classic Form for Prayer
Words surrounding Scripture Readings
The Prayers of the People
The Pastoral Prayer
Words to End Worship
Conclusion
The Word Is among You: Scripture, the Church Year, Worship, and Preaching
Choosing Scripture for Worship and Preaching
Time, Christian Worship, and the Church Year
The Church Year
The Preached Word
The Living Word
Every Bush Afire with God: The Sacraments in Christian Worship
A Brief History of Sacramental Theology and Practice
Emerging Understandings of the Sacraments
Postmodern and Emerging Thinking and Worship: Problems and Possibilities
Conclusion
Baptism: The Foundation of Christian Life and Ministry
A Brief History of Christian Baptism
Renewing Our Theology of Baptism
Controverted Issues
Enhancing Practices of Baptism
Ordination and Commissioning
Conclusion
The Meal of Thanksgiving
A Broader and Deeper Theology of Eucharist
Frequency of Communion
The Great Thanksgiving
Doing Eucharist
Understandings of Eucharist as Sacrifice
Conclusion
Pastoral Liturgies
The Service of Christian Marriage
Policies and Practices concerning Marriage and Funeral Services
The Service of Death and Resurrection
At the Time of Death
New Occasions Teach New Liturgies
Conclusion
Recovering Liturgies of Healing and Reconciliation
Liturgies of Healing
A Liturgical Theology of Healing
Beginning a Local Church Ministry of Healing
Liturgies of Reconciliation
Understandings of Reconciliation
The History of Reconciliation
The Other Side of Reconciliation
Occasions for Reconciliation
Reconciling Persons and Peoples
Vital Worship for the Twenty-first Century
Contemporary and Emerging Worship
Media Are Here to Stay
Worship for the Rest of Us
Core Values toward Vital Worship
Permissions
Appendixes
Designing Worship: Liturgical Planning Grid
Learning Center: A Journey with Jesus through the Church Year
Some Reflections on Marriage Equality for Persons of the Same Sex
A Congregational Act of Reconciliation
Notes
Index

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