The Oxford History of Christian Worship

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Geoffrey Wainwright, Karen B. Westerfield Tucker
Oxford University Press, 2006 - Religion - 916 pages
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The Oxford History of Christian Worship is a comprehensive and authoritative history of the origins and development of Christian worship to the present day. Backed by an international roster of experts as contributors, this new book will examine the liturgical traditions of Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant, and Pentecostal traditions throughout history and across the world. With 240 photographs and 10 maps, the full geographical spread of Christianity is covered, including Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, East Asia, and the Pacific. Following contemporary trends in scholarship, it will cover social and cultural contexts, material culture and the arts.Written to be accessible to the educated layperson, this unique and beautiful volume will also appeal to clergy and liturgists and more generally to students and scholars of the liturgy, Christian theology, church history, and world history.
  

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Contents

Scriptural Basis and Theological Frame
1
2 The Apostolic Tradition
32
3 The Empire Baptized
77
4 The Ancient Oriental Churches
131
5 The Conversion of the Nations
175
6 Western Christendom
216
7 Byzantine and Slavic Orthodoxy
254
8 Reforms Protestant and Catholic
307
20 Baptists in Britain
560
21 Pentecostal and Charismatic Worship
574
22 North America
586
23 Roman Catholics in Hispanic America
633
24 Mainline Protestants in Latin America
651
East Asia and the Pacific
661
Africa
678
27 The Liturgical Movement and Catholic Ritual Revision
696

9 The Age of Revolutions
351
10 The Lutheran Tradition in the German Lands
395
11 The Lutheran Tradition in Scandinavia
422
Switzerland France and Germany
436
13 The Reformed Tradition in the Netherlands
463
14 The Reformed Tradition in Scotland
473
15 The Reformed Tradition in Korea
484
16 Anglicans and Dissenters
492
17 The Church of South India
534
18 The Uniting Church in Australia
541
19 Mennonites
545
28 Ecumenical Convergences
721
29 Women in Worship
755
30 Liturgical Music
769
31 The Spatial Setting
793
32 Visual Arts
817
33 Vestments and Objects
841
34 Retrospect and Prospect
858
Biblical Index
867
Index
869
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Geoffrey Wainwright is an ordained minister of the British Methodist Church, in addition to being the Cushman Professor of Christian Theology at Duke University Divinity School. He is the author of Doxology: The Praise of God in Worship, Doctrine, and Life (Oxford, 1980), coeditor of The Study of Liturgy (revised edition, Oxford and SPCK, 1992).

Karen Westerfield Tucker is a United Methodist elder in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference, Professor of Worship at Boston University School of Theology, and Chair of the Worship and Liturgy Committee for the World Methodist Council. She is also Assistant Editor of Studia Liturgica journal.

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