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Six Views on Exploring the Worship Spectrum
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This volume outlines a clear, engaging description of the six most prevalent models of worship in North American churches, presented by advocates for each position. The contributors evaluate each position in order to broaden people’s understanding of diverse models and shed light on an emotive issue.


  • Formal-Liturgical, Paul Zahl
  • Traditional Hymn-Based, Harold Best
  • Contemporary Music-Driven, Joe Horness
  • Charismatic, Don Williams
  • Blended, Robert Webber
  • Emerging, Sally Morgenthaler

Praise for the Print Edition

Six different writers each present a chapter on their particular worship—running the gamut from formal liturgical, to charismatic, to emerging worship. Each chapter is followed by short commentaries by the other writers providing a variety of perspectives on each worship style. What emerges is a fascinating conversation that doesn't try to convert you to one particular style of worship, but broadens your mind to the inherent worth of different types of worship. A good read.

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Product Details

  • Title: Six Views on Exploring the Worship Spectrum
  • Editor: Paul Basden
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 272

About Paul Basden

Paul Basden is one of the senior pastors at Preston Trail Community Church in Frisco, Texas. He has also served as pastor of other churches in Alabama and Texas and as an adjunct professor at Beeson Divinity School. He is a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the author of The Worship Maze.

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