The Biblical Psalms in Christian Worship: A Brief Introduction and Guide to ResourcesBy: John D. Witvliet
|Publisher||Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2007.|
"The Biblical Psalms in Christian Worship" opens with a summary of key biblical-theological themes related to the practice of worship. It continues with reflections on every step in the process of preparing to use the psalms in worship, drawing on insights from writings on the history, theology, and pastoral practice of worship, liturgy, and preaching. Including patristic testimonies as a "prelude" and both Reformation-era and modern testimonies as two "interludes," the volume also offers a comprehensive list of currently available liturgical and musical resources and a set of instructive musical examples. Witvliet offers a first - a book designed to speak at once to both "traditional" and "contemporary" worship practices. His book will appeal to a wide range of readers, including college and seminary students, scholars and teachers, church educators, worship leaders, musicians, and librarians. Ecumenical, practical, and passionate, "The Biblical Psalms in Christian Worship" provides all the resources necessary to spark a renewed engagement with the psalms in corporate worship.