The Worship of God: Some Theological, Pastoral, and Practical Reflections

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1982 - 237 páginas
This is a print on demand book and is therefore non- returnable.

While most Christians today value worship and regard it as a vital part of the church's life and witness, there is also a wistful yearning that contemporary worship be vastly improved and given a more satisfying rationale.

Calling his book a "compact guide to some of the main themes of the worship of God," and believing that the agenda of worship "needs a serious overhaul in our churches," well-known theologian Ralph P. Martin here reexamines the concept of worship, "recasting . . . its meaning in such a way as will express its essentially theological dimension and yet will relate its practice to the concerns, interests, and needs of men and women in our world."

To that end, then, Martin discusses several elements of worship: praise, prayer, hymns, the offering, the creeds and confessions, the sermon, baptism, the Lord's Supper, and the role of the Holy Spirit. The main thrust of Martin's discussion it to consider, in the light of Scripture and history, the theological rationale for the practice of each element. A final chapter summarizes the author's definition of worship and diagrams a "service of worship" that involves all the aspects of worship he has discussed.

Both theologically adequate and pastorally helpful, the book is designed for ministers and theological students, as well as lay leaders in the churches.
 

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Let us Worship God
1
Praises with Understanding
16
Praying Together
30
Hymns and Sacred Songs
42
Bring an Offering
60
Confessing the Faith
80
The Role of the Sermon
101
Baptism and Christian Unity
124
The Table of the Lord
145
The Holy Spirit in our Worship
171
Unity and Diversity in New Testament Worship
187
Reshaping our Worship
209
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Ralph P. Martin (1925-2013) was distinguished scholar in residence at Fuller Theological Seminary, Haggard School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University, and Logos Evangelical Seminary in El Monte, California. He wrote numerous studies and commentaries on the New Testament, including the Tyndale New Testament Commentary volume on Philippians and the volume on James in the Word Biblical Commentary series, for which he also served as New Testament editor.

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