Liturgical Theology: The Church as Worshiping Community

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InterVarsity Press, 2006 M07 12 - 208 páginas
Bad worship produces bad theology, and bad theology produces an unhealthy church. In Liturgical Theology, Simon Chan issues a call to evangelicals to develop a mature theology of the church--an ecclesiology that is grounded in the church's identity as a worshiping community. Evangelicals, he argues, are confused about the meaning and purpose of the church in part because they have an inadequate understanding of Christian worship. As a remedy for this ailment, Chan presents a coherent theology of the church that pays particular attention to the liturgical practices that have constituted Christian worship throughout the centuries. With a seasoned eye and steady hand, he guides the reader through these practices and unpacks their significance for theology, spirituality and the renewal of evangelicalism in the postmodern era. Chan's proposal advances the conversation among evangelicals regarding the relationship between theology and worship. In contrast to some theologians who have tended to emphasize a sociological analysis, Chan argues that we need to consider what is essential to the church's theological identity. Drawing on the larger Christian tradition, Chan argues that we discover that identity primarily in the structure and significance of Christian worship.

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AS a AG teacher, he should receives some props for at least researching the early church. Leer comentario completo

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The crucial idea of Simon Chan's Liturgical Theology is that we must understand worship in the light of Ecclesiology. And the ecclesiology itself must be seen in relation to the creation. By this, he ... Leer comentario completo

Contenido

The Ontology of the Church
21
The Worship of the Church
41
The Shape of the Liturgy
62
The Liturgy as Ecclesial Practice
85
PRACTICES
99
The Catechumenate
101
The Sunday Liturgy
126
Active Participation
147
Notes
167
Name Index
198
Subject Index
200
Scripture Index
208
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Simon Chan (Ph.D., Cambridge) is Earnest Lau Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Theological College in Singapore. He is the author of Man and Sin, Pentecostal Theology and the Christian Spiritual Tradition and Spiritual Theology: A Systematic Study of the Christian Life.

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