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Introduction to Christian Liturgy
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Introduction to Christian Liturgy


Fortress Press 2012

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Designed as a general introduction to Christian liturgy, this book explores the meaning, history, and practice of worship in Eastern, Western, Catholic, and Protestant traditions. Its chapters cover the theology of worship, the historical development of Eucharist and the Prayer Offices, the lectionary and customs of the church year, other sacramental rites, and the use of music and the arts. As such, it is a perfect textbook for students seeking to understand the basics of liturgical worship, as well as a reliable guide for worship leaders. Written in the form of a handbook and designed with questions and answers for easy reference, Introduction to Christian Liturgy will help both novice and experienced worship leaders make informed decisions in their liturgical choices and practices.

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Key Features

  • Provides a general introduction to Christian liturgy
  • Explores worship practices across denominational traditions
  • Discusses siginificant times during the church calendar


  • Liturgy—A Practical Science
  • History and Culture
  • The Principal of Order Service
  • The Liturgy of Time
  • The Church-Year Calendar
  • The Church Year: Advent through Lent
  • The Church Year: Holy Week
  • The Church Year: Easter and Beyond
  • Life Passages
  • The Liturgical Arts
  • Participation in Worship

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About Frank C. Senn

Frank C. Senn is pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Evanston, Illinois, and has served as president of both the Liturgical Conference and the North American Academy of Liturgy. He is author of many books, including Christian Liturgy: Catholic and Evangelical, New Creation: Elements of a Liturgical Worldview, and The People’s Work: A Social History of the Liturgy.

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