Evangelical Versus Liturgical?: Defying a Dichotomy

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Jul 2, 2014 - Religion - 149 pages
Why is there such a deep divide between evangelical and liturgical churches, especially when it comes to worship? How did this unfortunate evangelical-liturgical dichotomy develop, and what can be done about it?

In this book Melanie Ross draws on historical analysis, systematic theology, and the worship life of two vibrant congregations to argue that the common ground shared by evangelical and liturgical churches is much more important than the differences than divide them.

As a longtime evangelical church member who is at the same time a teacher of liturgical studies, Ross is well qualified to address this subject, and she does so with passion and intelligence. Evangelical versus Liturgical? is an important addition to the scant literature explaining nondenominational worship practices to those from more historically established liturgical traditions.
 

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Contents

Case Study
32
Fundamentalism versus Rite?
56
Gnostic versus Canonical?
77
Case Study
104
Bibliography
138
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Melanie C. Ross is assistant professor of liturgical studies at Yale Divinity School and Yale Institute of Sacred Music.

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