Heaven on Earth
This book is an introduction to the liturgy and its importance. It makes it easy for the layperson to understand that the New Testament church service brings God's presence, in Jesus the Christ, to the people of God who have...
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This book is an introduction to the liturgy and its importance. It makes it easy for the layperson to understand that the New Testament church service brings God's presence, in Jesus the Christ, to the people of God who have been cleansed from their sins. This understanding of the church service helps one to understand that the church service is more than a meeting place; it is the manifestation of the New Testament church on earth as Christ calls His bride around Word and Sacraments.
Dr. Just (Ph.D.University of Durham) has been on the faculty of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, since 1984. He is presently Professor of Exegetical Theology, Dean of the Chapel, and Director of Deaconess Studies. He teaches New Testament, liturgics, homiletics, catechetics, and pastoral theology. He has contributed a chapter on "Liturgical Renewal in the Parish" to Lutheran Worship: History and Practice by Concordia Publishing House, articles on preaching, liturgy, and New Testament in various periodicals, and his doctoral thesis, The Ongoing Feast: Table Fellowship and Eschatology at Emmaus, was published. Dr. Just published a two-volume commentary on the Gospel of Luke for the Concordia Commentary. . He recently published the Lukan volume for the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture from InterVarsity Press, Thomas C. Oden, General Editor. He is also chairman of the Lectionary Committee for the Lutheran Hymnal Project for the Commission on Worship and a member of the Steering Committee.