The Oxford History of Christian Worship

Hardcover | October 15, 2005

EditorGeoffrey Wainwright, Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

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The Oxford History of Christian Worship is a comprehensive and authoritative history of the origins and development of Christian worship to the present day. Backed by an international roster of experts as contributors, this new book will examine the liturgical traditions of Orthodox, Catholic,and Protestant, and Pentecostal traditions throughout history and across the world. With 240 photographs and 10 maps, the full geographical spread of Christianity is covered, including Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, East Asia, and the Pacific. Following contemporary trends inscholarship, it will cover social and cultural contexts, material culture and the arts. Written to be accessible to the educated layperson, this unique and beautiful volume will also appeal to clergy and liturgists and more generally to students and scholars of the liturgy, Christian theology, church history, and world history.

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The Oxford History of Christian Worship is a comprehensive and authoritative history of the origins and development of Christian worship to the present day. Backed by an international roster of experts as contributors, this new book will examine the liturgical traditions of Orthodox, Catholic,and Protestant, and Pentecostal traditions ...

Geoffrey Wainwright is an ordained minister of the British Methodist Church, in addition to being the Cushman Professor of Christian Theology at Duke University Divinity School. He is the author of Doxology: The Praise of God in Worship, Doctrine, and Life (Oxford, 1980), coeditor of The Study of Liturgy (revised edition, Oxford and ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:960 pages, 7.01 × 10 × 2.28 inPublished:October 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195138864

ISBN - 13:9780195138863

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"The presentation is largely descriptive, considering concrete performances and liturgical texts within a particular cultural context. The arrangement is chronological, with geographical detours when necessary to keep moving in the same approximate direction. Entry-specific bibliographieslist secondary sources that are likely to be accessible and available to non-specialists."--Reference and Research Book News