The Oxford History of Christian Worship

by Geoffrey Wainwright (Editor)

Hardcover, 2005



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Oxford University Press (2005), 960 pages


The Oxford History of Christian Worship is a comprehensive and authoritative history of the origins and development of Christian worship to the present day. Backed by an international roster of experts as contributors, this new book will examine the liturgical traditions of Orthodox, Catholic,and Protestant, and Pentecostal traditions throughout history and across the world. With 240 photographs and 10 maps, the full geographical spread of Christianity is covered, including Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, East Asia, and the Pacific. Following contemporary trends inscholarship, it will cover social and cultural contexts, material culture and the arts. Written to be accessible to the educated layperson, this unique and beautiful volume will also appeal to clergy and liturgists and more generally to students and scholars of the liturgy, Christian theology, church history, and world history.… (more)

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LibraryThing member vpfluke
This is an excellent book on Christian worship. The ditors, Geoffrey Wainwright and Karen B. Westerfield Tucker have put together a significant number of articles about the various contexts in which worship exists in Christian tradition. The numerous illustrations support the volume. Both Eastern
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and Western tradtions are included, as well as good looks around the world.
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960 p.; 10.26 x 7.2 inches


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