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The God we worship : an exploration of liturgical theology / Nicholas Wolterstorff.

Author/Creator:
Wolterstorff, Nicholas, author.
Publication:
Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (145 pages)
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Subjects:
God (Christianity) -- Worship and love.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In The God We Worship Nicholas Wolterstorff takes a ground-up approach to liturgical theology, examining the oft-hidden implications of traditional elements of liturgy. Given that “no liturgy has ever been composed from scratch,” Wolterstorff argues that the assumptions taken into worship are key to perceiving the real depths of historical Christianity's understanding of God.Across the liturgies of the Orthodox, Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, and Reformed churches, Wolterstorff highlights theologically neglected elements of God, such as an implicit liturgical understanding of God as listener. A dissection of liturgy is not only interesting, Wolterstorff argues, but crucial for reconciling differences between the God studied by theologians and the God worshiped by churchgoers on Sunday.
Contents:
The project: liturgical theology
God as worthy of worship
God as one who is vulnerable
God as one who participates in mutual address
God as one who listens
What are we saying when we say that God listens?
God as one who hears favorably
God as one who speaks
The understanding of God implicit in the Eucharist.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-4674-4329-8
OCLC:
988872412