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Worship in the Early Church

Justo L. Gonzalez
Catherine Gunsalus Gonzalez
  • 9/12/2022
  • 0664267823
  • 978-0-664-26782-7
  • Paperback
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  • Paperback
  • 308
  • 6 x 9
  • 15.00 oz

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“This accessible handbook is a perfect guide for students and anyone interested in learning about early Christian worship and its ongoing legacy.” –The Christian Century

“González and González have made a vital contribution to the understanding and practice of Christian worship with this engaging new work. Their focus on proclamation and the sacraments—defining characteristics of the church and the heart of the service for the Lord’s Day—offers valuable insight for students of the liturgy and contemporary leaders of worship alike. Their rigorous, yet accessible review of changing cultural contexts in the early church is eminently relevant for congregations facing change today.” --David Gambrell, Associate for Worship in the Office of Theology and Worship of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, and editor of Connections Worship Companion

“In Worship in the Early Church, Justo González and Catherine Gunsalus González present the early history of components of Christian worship with particular focus on preaching and the sacraments, and describe the various tumultuous, changing contexts that impacted the ways in which Christian worship developed in the church’s early centuries. Through this enticing and accessible text they invite a conversation between generations that ‘will lead to insights [to] enrich today’s worship.’ Worship in the Early Church will help my students engage with the ancient church’s worship practices so that we are not (to quote G.K. Chesterton) the ‘oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.’ I am very excited about this book!” -- Jennifer L. Lord, The Dorothy B. Vickery Professor of Homiletics and Liturgical Studies, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


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