A More Profound Alleluia (Calvin Institute Of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies Series)
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Two questions lie at the heart of this rich, suggestive book: "What are the theological implications of worship?" and "What are the liturgical implications of theology?" Convinced that worship and theology are integrally related, the authors of "A More Profound Alleluia" show in practical terms how liturgy and doctrine fruitfully illuminate each other.Each chapter pairs an element of the worship service with related Christian teachings, clearly demonstrating how the great doctrines of the faith find their natural expression in the drama of worship and how the liturgy in turn finds its corollary in doctrine. The interrelation of theology and worship is illustrated with anecdotes from congregational life, resources drawn from church history, and themes from novels and films. Each chapter also includes two hymn texts that exemplify orthodox doctrine communicated through song."A More Profound Alleluia will be a valuable text for courses in theology or worship, will help worship leaders to plan services with greater theological depth, and will enhance worship for Christian believers generally.Contributors: Ronald P. ByarsWilliam A. DyrnessMartha L. Moore-KeishDavid L. StubbsLeanne Van DykJohn D. Witvliet
Leanne Van Dyk is professor of Reformed theology and academic dean at Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan. She is also the author of The Desire of Divine Love and Believing in Jesus Christ.