Item description for Worship: Reformed According to Scripture by Hughes Old...
Overview Hughes Oliphant Old masterfully summarizes the worship of Israel and the early church and traces the development of worship through the period of the Reformation. He provides a sterling historical study that will be highly useful for pastors and church study groups as well as for scholars and students interested in Reformed worship. Old includes chapters on baptism, the Lord's Day, the ministry of praise, the ministry of the Word, the ministry of prayer, the Lord's Supper, daily prayer, and alms. His concluding chapter on "Tradition and Practice" focuses on how the Reformed tradition of worship should shape our current practice and on what the Reformed liturgical heritage has to offer American Protestants today. An extensive bibliography of resources for the study of Reformed worship adds to the value of this book
Publishers Description Hughes Oliphant Old masterfully summarises the worship of Israel and the early church and traces the development of worship through the period of the Reformation. He provides a historical survey that will be highly useful for pastors and church study groups as well as for scholars and students interested in Reformed worship. The topics covered include baptism, the Lord's Day, the ministry of praise, the ministry of the Word, the ministry of prayer, the Lord's Supper, daily prayer and alms.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.04" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.62" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2002
Publisher PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
Edition Revised and Exp
ISBN 0664225799 ISBN13 9780664225797
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Insightful and Well-Balanced Feb 20, 2004
This work is simply wonderful. Old's treatment of the history of worship is historically illuminating, theologically insightful, and personally edifying. He traces the development of worship from OT Israel to the modern church in terms of various aspects of worship: Baptism, the Lord's Day, the Ministry of Praise, the Ministry of the Word, the Ministry of Prayer, the Lord's Supper, Daily Prayer, and Alms.
He concludes with a short essay on the place of tradition in our theology of worship. The Reformers rightly saw tradition as helpful, even authoritative. But tradition's authority flows from and is subservient to the authority of Scripture.
For those interested in the history of preaching, Old's discussion of the Ministry of the Word in the history of the church is worth the price of admission.