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The Sacred Actions of Christian Worship (Library of Christian Worship: vol. 6)

, 1994
ISBN: 9781562330163


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In the past two decades the Christian community has experienced a dynamic rebirth as churches around the world have turned their hearts and minds toward a deeper understanding of what it means to worship the Living God. The Complete Library of Christian Worship brings the theory and reality of worship together in an educational, applicational, and inspirational package.

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  • Title: The Sacred Actions of Christian Worship (Library of Christian Worship: Volume 6)
  • Author: Robert E. Webber
  • Series: The Complete Library of Christian Worship
  • Volume: 6
  • Publisher: Star Song
  • Print Publication Date: 1994
  • Logos Release Date: 2001
  • Era: era:Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Rites and ceremonies; Liturgics; Sacraments; Baptism; Ordination; Lord’s Supper
  • ISBN: 9781562330163
  • Resource ID: LLS:39.10.9
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-12T07:40:07Z
Robert E. Webber

Robert Webber (1933–2007) was known for his work on worship and the early church. The son of a Baptist minister, Webber was raised in the Belgian Congo where his parents were missionaries. He studied at Bob Jones University, Reformed Episcopal Seminary, Covenant Theological Seminary, and Concordia Seminary.

Webber taught theology at Wheaton College for 32 years and was the Myers Professor of Ministry at Northern Seminary. In 1998, as a part of the Convergence Movement, Webber founded The Robert E. Webber Institute of Worship Studies school which focused exclusively on worship education.

Later in his life, Webber took a special interest in Christian worship practice and wrote and edited more than 40 books on this topic including the Ancient-Future series and The Complete Library of Christian Worship.



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  1. Steven R Campbell
  2. Ralph A. Abernethy III
  3. Glenn Crouch

    Glenn Crouch


    As noted with previous volumes, this series takes an encyclopaedic approach, and with various authors handling the various entries, there is inevitably some differences in style and quality of the articles. I have, though, found this to be a good approach for this series. Also given that the aim of each volume is in no way independent to the other volumes, there is quite noticeable overlap when reading the full set as I am endeavouring to do. However such overlap is good, and ensures that the set works as a valuable reference for worship. This volume looks more closely at the sacraments / ordinances (including covering the different approaches that are involved with these two terms) of the Church. Each "sacred action" is covered quite thoroughly with examination of the early Church, Medieval Period, Reformation, Eastern Orthodox and Modern Approaches, and including denominational differences where applicable. For the actions various liturgies, activities, service orders are included - and are often followed by commentaries explaining what is going on. Actions covered include the "big two": Baptism and Communion; as well as Child Dedication, Marriage, Funeral Service, Ordination, Reconciliation, Anointing the Sick, Foot Washing and the Solemn Assembly. In fact I knew nothing of this last action :) This is a good book if you want to not only learn why your Church does Baptism, Communion, etc the way it does; but also a fine ecumenical resource to help understand why some of your Christian brothers and sisters do things differently.


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