"Almost invariably, media stories with the word evangelical in their headlines are accompanied by a familiar stock photo: a mass of middle-class worshippers with eyes closed, faces tilted upward, and hands raised to the sky. Yet, despite the fact that worship has become symbolic of evangelicalism's identity in the twenty-first century, it remains an understudied locus of academic inquiry. Historians of American evangelicalism tend to define the movement by its political entanglements (the "rise of the religious Right"), and academic trajectories (the formation of the "evangelical mind"), not its ecclesial practices. Theological scholars frequently dismiss evangelical worship as a reiteration of nineteenth-century revivalism or a derivative imitation of secular entertainment (three Christian rock songs and a spiritual TED talk). But by failing to engage this worship seriously, we miss vital insights into a form of Protestantism that exerts widespread influence in the United States and around the world. Evangelical Worship: An American Mosaic models a new way forward. Drawing together insights from American religious history and liturgical studies, and putting both in conversation with ethnographic fieldwork in seven congregations, this book argues that corporate worship is not a peripheral "extra" tacked on to a fully-formed spiritual/political/cultural movement, but rather the crucible through which congregations forge and negotiate the contours of evangelicalism's contested theological identity"--
Monique M. Ingalls, Singing the Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Forms Evangelical Community (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018), 85. 47. Harold Best, Music through the Eyes of Faith (New York: Harper Collins, 1993), ...
Author: Melanie C. Ross
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In this update to her 1993 classic, African American Christian Worship, Melva Wilson Costen, again delights her reader with a lively history and theology of the African American worship experience. Drawing upon careful scholarship and engaging stories, Dr. Costen details the global impact on African American worship by media, technology, and new musical styles. She expands her discussion of ritual practices in African communities and clarifies some of the ritual use of music in worship. In keeping with recent congregational practices, Dr. Costen will also provide general orders of worship suitable for a variety of denominational settings.
According to his account, white evangelicals were more receptive to the participation of African Americans in worship. Although this openness conveys a concern that surpassed the actual feelings of Euro-Americans, evangelical worship ...
Author: Melva W. Costen
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Learning to worship is basic to becoming a Christian, says James White. Therefore, the teaching of Christian worship is also essential. White presents this excellent book, based on thirty-three years of teaching experience, as a resource for students and scholars who are engaged in studying and teaching the forms and meaning of Christian worship. White utilizes original documents and classical statements related to worship, and examines historically the application of liturgical practice in parish life. The book includes photographs, charts, and maps.
Documents of Christian Worship Descriptive and Interpretive Sources James F. White “ A treasure trove of primary sources , from many Christian traditions , Documents of Christian Worship contributes to the study and renewal of worship ...
Author: James F. White
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
This reference work incorporates the insights and expertise of leading liturgists and scholars of liturgy at work today, comprising 200 entries on important topics in the field, from vestments and offertories to ordination and divine unction. It is systematically organized and alphabetically arranged for ease of use. It also includes comprehensive bibliographies and reading lists, to bring the work fully up to date and to encourage further reading and research
Independent Evangelical Church Worship costal worship, too, in comparison to general evangelical or charismatic worship, has tended to be more intense and exuberant. Recognizing these subdivisions within the broader 'evangelical' term ...
Author: Paul F. Bradshaw
Publisher: SCM Press
The study of liturgy has received criticism from scholars and practitioners alike: the academic discipline of liturgiology has been compared to the hobby of stamp collection, and proponents for liturgical renewal argue that worship must be made more accessible and relevant. Bryan Spinks has been an important moderating voice in this discussion, reminding both academic and ecclesial communities that Christ is made known in the liturgical riches of the past as well as in contemporary forms of the present. Inspired by Spinks' work, this volume brings together biblical, historical, and theological scholars to discuss the theme of continuity and change in worship. Its historical range begins with the early church, extends through the Reformation, and concludes with a discussion of issues facing contemporary liturgical reform. In recognition of the fact that Professor Spinks' work has been widely influential in both Europe and the United States, the editors have solicited liturgical perspectives from scholars with international reputations on sides of the Atlantic.
John D. Witvliet Recent Growth of Evangelical Scholarship on Worship In the mid-1980s, James F. White lamented the lack of scholarly work on corporate worship by contemporary evangelical Christians, taking his title from A.W. Tozer's ...
Author: Melanie Ross
Publisher: A&C Black
Worship at the Next Level explores why and how we worship as individuals and communities. Its diverse voices offer an interdisciplinary approach for worship leaders, pastors, musicians, and those involved in contemporary worship planning in churches, colleges, and youth groups. A key emphasis on understanding theology, culture, and leadership helps provide a well-rounded approach for anyone with a passion for worship.
My second critique of this popular kind of evangelical worship is that the content lends itself to a program , to an entertainment form of worship . Worship is not the unfolding of God's mission but a variety of acts of worship offered ...
Author: Tim Dearborn
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Rediscover the triune nature of God to reawaken and nourish a communal spirit in our individualist times.
to look afresh at the startling contrast of the centrality of the sermon in evangelical worship with the lack of regular participation in the Lord's Supper. Preaching, Eating, and Drinking If preaching within the context of worship ...
Author: Tod E. Bolsinger
Publisher: Brazos Press
The Jewish and Christian Church are but one Church , and their worship the same worship , only with this difference ... the Christian worship in truth and substance ; and therefore , if this legal and evangelical worship be the same ...
Author: Edmund Gibson
Music and the Broadcast Experience explores the complex ways in which music and broadcasting have developed together throughout the twentieth and into the twenty-first centuries. It brings into dialogue researchers working in media and music studies; explores and develops crucial points of contact between studies of music in radio and music in television; and investigates the limits, persistence, and extensions of music broadcasting in the Internet era. The book presents a series of case studies that address key moments and concerns in music broadcasting, past and present, written by leading scholars in the field, who hail from both media and music studies. Unified by attentiveness both to musical sound and meaning and to broadcasting structures, practices, audiences, and discourses, the chapters in this collection address the following topics: the role of live orchestral concerts and opera in the early development of radio and their relation to ideologies of musical uplift; the relation between production culture, music, and television genre; the function of music in sponsored radio during the 1930s; the fortunes of musical celebrity and artistic ambition on television; questions of music format and political economy in the development of online radio; and the negotiation of space, community, and participation among audiences, online and offline, in the early twenty-first century. The collection's ultimate aim is to explore the usefulness and limitations of broadcasting as a concept for understanding music and its cultural role, both historically and today.
Because of their role in on- and offline devotional practice, I focus solely on these user-generated worship music videos. WVs generally set the song repertoire most frequently used for evangelical Christian congregational ...
Author: Associate Professor Communication Studies Christina Baade
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Music and the Internet
Prominent Features of Evangelical Worship . Taking a wider view of the subject , we may emphasize the following characteristic features of evangelical worship , as compared with that of the Latin and Greek churches :1.
Author: Philip Schaff
Category: Church history