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Inclusive Language Lectionary Year B

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An Inclusive Language Lectionary is a responsible attempt to represent the biblical writings in an inclusive manner. This volume includes litergical texts for use in lectionary year B.

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9780664240592
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1987-09-01
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Introduction to Liturgical Studies: History, Theology, Shapes, and Forms of Expression

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Worship is at the heart of the Christian faith. This applies equally to all denominations. For that reason it is all the more important that the ordering of worship and its place in the life of the church is regularly rewritten and reinterpreted. This volume--based on the third, completely revised German edition from 2013 by two of the foremost liturgical scholars in Germany--offers a contemporary, comprehensive introduction to the foundations for the study of liturgy today, one from which scholars and students in the English-speaking world can also profit. Beyond appealing to students of liturgy and theology, this book reaches out to everyone who wants to know more about the liturgical essence and dimensions of the church.

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9780814663127
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2017-10-04
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Leaps & Boundaries

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A distinguished group of theologians offers their vision of The Book of Common Prayer as it might look in the next century. Morehouse. Leaps and Boundaries
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9780819217189
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1997-07-01
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Lectio Matters: Before the Burning Bush

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Lectio divina is a way of praying by sustained immersion into a revelatory text. While Scripture is the classic place of encounter with God, the text could also be the book of life or the book of nature.

In Lectio Matters, respected spiritual guide Meg Funk accompanies the reader in exploring the various levels of lectio divina as taught by the ancient church writers and by sharing her own long experience. By means of this wisdom both ancient and new, lectio divina can become our burning bush, a real encounter with the living God, in which we take off our sandals and bow our brow to the ground.

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9780814635056
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2013-02-21
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Lectionary for the Christian People A

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Book by Lathrop, Gordon
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9780800620790
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1987-09-01
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Lectionary Texts, Year C: From the Common Lectionary Rsv

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9780898690095
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1982-08-23
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Lectionary Texts: Year A

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All eucharistic readings edited for liturgical use from the Revised Standard Version translation of the Bible. The paper-bound pew edition fits into the standard pew rack. (290 pp)
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9780898690910
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2000-01-01
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Let the Whole Church Say Amen!: A Guide for Those Who Pray in Public

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Stookey seeks to relieve the anxiety of inexperienced leaders of public prayer and the discomfort of those with and for whom they pray in this practical guide to the art of praying in public.

The book has three parts. First, Stookey offers reflections on the nature of prayer, utilizing the image of a flow of energy. Second, he discusses the forms, mechanics, and vocabularies of prayer. His analysis brims with insight and practical application. Third, and most importantly, he provides concrete exercises in editing prayers. The reader is challenged to mark prayer texts and then to compare her or his own work with the author's as Stookey points out the particular issues that the exercises highlights.

The book is clearly organized, economically written, and easy to use. Those who read carefully and complete the exercises will gain significant experience in crafting prayers to which the whole congregation can respond with an enthusiastic "Amen".

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9780687090778
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2001-06-01
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Life Cycles in Jewish and Christian Worship (#4)

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More than a series of rites of passage through the landmarks of growing up and growing old, Jewish and Christian life-cycle rituals give the members of each religious tradition theological and ritualized definitions of what a life should be. In this volume, the fourth in the acclaimed series Two Liturgical Traditions, eight scholars explore the models of human life implicit in Judaism and Christianity by unraveling and exploring the evolution and current condition of their life-cycle liturgies. By combining the historical-critical method of traditional scholarship with that of more recent theory drawn from the human sciences, Life Cycles in Jewish and Christian Worship provides a novel treatment of Jewish and Christian life cycles, past and present, and is a unique and invaluable guide to the history, practice, and theology of life-cycle liturgy.
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9780268022181
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2009-03-01
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LITURGICAL LANGUAGE KEEPING

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Liturgical language" denotes those words used by Christians in their communal praise and prayer. Liturgical language is often metaphoric, as metaphors help us explain the unexplainable they help the human mind contemplate the divine. Problems with liturgical language occur when these metaphors exclude some Christians when their aim should instead be to bring all Christians into communion with God. Recognizing that both metaphoric and inclusive language are necessary in Christian worship, Ramshaw clarifies how these need not be contradictory criteria for forming liturgical language.

Through a review of the history of language, Ramshaw illustrates the difficulties of forming texts from words that have undergone numerous translations and whose primary meanings have also changed throughout the centuries. An examination of trends in generic American English, the vernacular on which liturgical texts are to be built, reveals two tasks for liturgists: the arduous work of retranslating liturgical texts and the creative work of crafting intercessions, hymns, and homilies that are inclusive in language. Her discussion of symbolic imagery and theological language illustrates how essential it is that words be evaluated and chosen with understanding and care.

Ramshaw writes for those who find beauty and truth in metaphor and for those who strive to invite everyone to the Eucharistic banquet. She encourages all who formulate liturgical language to contemplate with seriousness and Vision the ultimate objective of this language so that it can speak with meaning and beauty to all.

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9780814624081
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1996-02-01
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Liturgical Music for the Revised Common Lectionary, Year A

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A planning guide for church musicians and clergy for selecting hymns, songs, and anthems, for the three-year liturgical cycle following the Revised Common Lectionary. Hymns and songs keyed to the appropriate liturgical occasion for Sundays in the Revised Common Lectionary for the three-year cycle. This is the first book of the three-book series (Years A, B, and C) Includes selections from The Hymnal 1982, Lift Every Voice and Sing, Wonder, Love, and Praise, Voices Found, and My Heart Sings Out. Tunes are cross referenced to choir and instrumental descant resources from Church Publishing. Each selection is coded for its appropriate use at the entrance, before the Gospel, at the offering of gifts, communion, or at the end of liturgy. Selections are listed by their relationship to the texts appointed for the day with indications which texts are direct quotes or paraphrases of the appointed scripture. First lines of hymns and songs include their page number and book location. Anthems are coded with their source when they are part of collection Choral selections are categorized as anthems or solos and voice parts are indicate
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9780898695564
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2007-07-01
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Liturgical Music for the Revised Common Lectionary, Year B

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A planning guide for church musicians and clergy for selecting hymns, songs, and anthems, for the three-year liturgical cycle following the Revised Common Lectionary.

  • Hymns and songs keyed to the appropriate liturgical occasion for Sundays in the Revised Common Lectionary for the three-year cycle. This is the first book of the three-book series (Years A, B, and C)
  • Includes selections from The Hymnal 1982, Lift Every Voice and Sing, Wonder, Love, and Praise, Voices Found, and My Heart Sings Out. Tunes are cross referenced to choir and instrumental descant resources from Church Publishing.
  • Each selection is coded for its appropriate use at the entrance, before the Gospel, at the offering of gifts, communion, or at the end of liturgy.
  • Selections are listed by their relationship to the texts appointed for the day with indications which texts are direct quotes or paraphrases of the appointed scripture.
  • First lines of hymns and songs include their page number and book location.
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    2008-05-01
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    Liturgical Music for the Revised Common Lectionary, Year C

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    A planning guide for church musicians and clergy for selecting hymns, songs, and anthems, for the three-year liturgical cycle following the Revised Common Lectionary.

  • Hymns and songs keyed to the appropriate liturgical occasion for Sundays in the Revised Common Lectionary for the three-year cycle. This is the first book of the three-book series (Years A, B, and C)
  • Includes selections from The Hymnal 1982, Lift Every Voice and Sing, Wonder, Love, and Praise, Voices Found, and My Heart Sings Out. Tunes are cross referenced to choir and instrumental descant resources from Church Publishing.
  • Each selection is coded for its appropriate use at the entrance, before the Gospel, at the offering of gifts, communion, or at the end of liturgy.
  • Selections are listed by their relationship to the texts appointed for the day with indications which texts are direct quotes or paraphrases of the appointed scripture.
  • First lines of hymns and songs include their page number and book location.
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    9780898696141
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    2009-05-01
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    Liturgy (SCM Study Guides)

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    This book is designed as an introductory resource for the study of liturgy at level one in theological colleges and university courses, and will also be of use to local preachers, readers, local ministry teams and clergy wanting to look afresh at liturgy as they employ the recently revised rites of their tradition.
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    9780334040132
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    2006-04-28
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    Liturgy and the New Evangelization

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    In Liturgy and the New Evangelization, Timothy O'Malley provides a liturgical foundation to the church's New Evangelization. He examines questions pastoral ministers must treat in order to foster the renewal of humanity that the New Evangelization seeks to promote. Drawing on narrative, as well as theological concepts in biblical, patristic, and systematic theology, O'Malley invites readers into a renewed experience of the liturgical life of the church, learning to practice the art of self-giving love for the renewal of the world.
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    9780814637647
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    2014-04-01
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    Liturgy As Laugage of Faith

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    This study establishes a fresh approach to understanding liturgical texts in other than strictly historical terms, and paves the way for understanding the essential link between the celebration of liturgy and authentic Christian living. To search out a new methodology appropriate for the study of liturgical texts, the author draws upon Paul Ricoeur's textual hermeneutics and linguist Roman Jakobson's communication theory to set the parameters of the study. Contents: Language, Text and Methodology; The Recovery of Meaning; Ricoeur's Method of Textual Hermeneutics; Theoretical Analytic of Select Action and Communication Theories; Practical Analytic of Select Eucharistic Text; Understanding the Select Eucharistic Text; Bibliography of Cited Works; Appendix: Select Eucharistic Text; Index.
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    1988-04-30
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    Liturgy of the Hours in East and West

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    The origins and development of the Divine Office are traced through both Eastern and Western branches of the Church, providing a wealth of historical and liturgical information.

    From the small beginnings of a few Christians in New Testament Jerusalem, the prayer of the Church spread, changing and evolving as it met and was assimilated by different cultures.

    This classic study is a major resource for the liturgical scholar.

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    9780814614051
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    1993-07-01
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    Liturgy Times & The Politics of Redemption

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    Many theologians contend that liturgical texts and rituals have important implications for our public life together. Liturgy, Time, and the Politics of Redemption advances a timely conversation about the place of "religious reasoning" in public discourse by attending to the way the scriptures are liturgically performed in Jewish and Christian communities. It includes diverse examinations of liturgy -- of interest to theologians, philosophers, and clergy -- and brings Jewish and Christian thinkers into conversation, showing parallels in these traditions' liturgical reasoning and opening new possibilities for Jewish-Christian relations.
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    9780802830524
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    2006-10-01
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    Long Suffering: American Endurance Art as Prophetic Witness

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    Long Suffering productively links avant-garde performance practices with religious histories in the United States, setting contemporary performances of endurance art within a broader context of prophetic religious discourse in the United States. Its focus is on the work of Ron Athey, Linda Montano, and John Duncan, American artists whose performances involve extended periods of suffering. These unsettling performances can disturb, shock, or frighten audiences, leaving them unsure how to respond. The book examines how these artists work at the limits of the personal and the interpersonal, inflicting suffering on themselves and others, transforming audiences into witnesses, straining social relations, and challenging definitions of art and of ethics. By performing the death of self at the heart of trauma, strategies of endurance signal artists' attempts to visualize, legitimize, and testify to the persistent experience of being wounded. The artworks discussed find their foundations in artists' early experiences of religion and connections with the work of reformers from Angelina Grimké to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., who also used suffering as a strategy to highlight social injustice and call for ethical, social, and political renewal.
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    9780472053247
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    2016-09-29
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    Lord's Supper: Belivers Church Perspectives

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    Dale R. Stoffer gives an overview of the history, theology, and practice of the Lord's Supper in denominations that share the common heritage of believers baptism.

    The essays are about sharing the bread and cup, foot washing, and the love feast. Several scholars examine the witness of Scripture and of church history on communion. A series of chapters describe the current practice and theology of the Lord's Supper in denominations as varied as Baptist, Quaker, Seventh-Day Adventist, and African Methodist Episcopal.

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    9780836131192
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    2005-12-03
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    Lovin' on Jesus: A Concise History of Contemporary Worship

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    Swee Hong Lim and Lester Ruth have filled an important gap in the study of worship. Lovin' on Jesus: A Concise History of Contemporary Worship is the first scholarly work of its kind on this topic. Lim and Ruth trace the origins and development of what we commonly call contemporary Christian worship, exploring it thoroughly and methodically. Their research includes early recordings and interviews with many who were directly involved in the early stages.

    The authors were students of James White, and their book is, in a sense, a much-needed addition to White's classic Introduction to Christian Worship. The thematic structure of Lovin' on Jesus mirrors that of White's Introduction, making this book exceedingly useful for students and practitioners in the study of Christian worship as a whole.

    This is an essential resource for all students, scholars, worship leaders, and pastors who are serious about understanding the worship they lead.

    "Meticulously researched, accessibly written, generous in its praise, and balanced in its critiques--this is the book for which many of us have long been waiting." --Melanie C. Ross, Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies, Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT

    "Particularly useful for teaching is the way Lim and Ruth organize their account by practices of time, space, music, prayer, technology, and scripture. This will immediately become a required textbook for the courses I teach on Christian worship." --Ed Phillips, Associate Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology and Coordinator of the Initiative in Religious Practices and Practical Theology, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, GA

    "Readers will find Lim and Ruth's one-of-a-kind history convincing and rigorous. The authors show how a modern genre of Christian worship claimed its place, what it all means, and where it is heading." --Gerald Liu, Assistant Professor of Worship and Preaching, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ

    "Lovin' on Jesus is an important book for every pastor, worship leader, and worshipper. This wonderfully prepared study will help you keep your worship experience biblically centered, dynamic, and growing." --Rick Muchow, Founding Worship Pastor, Saddleback Church, worship leader and coach


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    9781426795138
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    LTH Vol VII - United and Uniting

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    The United Church of Christ has developed its distinctive theological identity since 1957, having drawn upon the four mainstream traditions and various hidden histories that came together at its birth. It has been profoundly shaped by movements for racial and social justice, the organizational thrust of old-line Protestantism, the changing role of women, new patterns of immigration, and ongoing ecumenical efforts to embody the unity of the Christian church. This seventh volume showcases the theological work of the United Church of Christ from 1957 to 2000 and invites its leaders and members to become more theologically self-conscious.
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    9780829811131
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    Magnetic Music Ministry

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    This volume in the Effective Church Series is a primer in musical ministry; it clearly describes ten goals of music ministries for any congregation. This book convinces church leaders of the importance of reviewing your musical worship style (roughly 40 % of most congregations' worship time is set to music), plus how to present different worship styles to keep the interest of pre-baby-boomer adults as well as younger adults. Discusses budgeting and purchasing sound-system components, developing musical leadership roles beyond "choral director," and guidance for special pageants or youth promotional tours.
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    9780687007318
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    1996-02-01
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    Making Room at the Table: An Invitation to Multicultural Worship

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    This volume is a collection of articles by members of the faculty at Princeton Theological Seminary exploring the multicultural challenges facing the contemporary church. Contributors seek ways to make worship more relevant to, and inclusive of, groups that have often been excluded, either overtly or unconsciously--youth, ethnic minorities, and other marginalized people.

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    9780664222024
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    2000-11-01
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    Marriage: An Orthodox Perspective

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    Fr Meyendorff illustrates the Orthodox appreciation of marriage as "sacrament, " not just another institution of this world. He stresses that marriage is a mystery; an earthly and eternal bond presupposing that man is a citizen of God's Kingdom. Includes text of marriage service.
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    9780913836057
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    1997-07-01
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