Liturgy among the Thorns: Essays on Worship in the Reformed Church in America

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  • Copyright: 2008-02-28
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
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Author Biography

James Hart Brumm holds a BMus from the Westminster Choir College, an MDiv from New Brunswick Theological Seminary, and an MPhil from Drew University

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Introduction: Why Worship? Why Now?p. 1
Our Core Liturgies: the Lord's Day with the Lord's Supper, and Baptismp. 7
The Liturgy for the Lord's Day and the Lord's Supper: Critical Turning Pointsp. 9
The Baptismal Liturgy: Searching for Significancep. 47
A Response to Chapters 1 and 2p. 69
Addendum: Finding a Place for Children of All Agesp. 77
Becoming at Home with the Word: Congregational Song, Architecture, and Prayerp. 89
A Brief History of the Architecture of Reformed Churches in Americap. 91
Congregational Song in the Reformed Church: Praise, Subversion, Appreciation, and Glimmers of Understandingp. 101
A Response to Chapters 3 and 4p. 131
Addendum: 150 Years of Prayer in the Reformed Church in Americap. 137
Addendum: Hymnodists of the Reformed Church in Americap. 159
Where We Might Go with All This: Our Present and Possibilitiesp. 177
Worship among the Thorns: Observations from the 2004 Survey on Worshipp. 179
Creative and Contemporary Worship in a Reformed Contextp. 195
A Response to Chapters 5 and 6p. 213
For Further Readingp. 219
Afterwordp. 225
Indexp. 229
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