SUMMARY Sacraments and WorshipAn no view that foundational understanding of how God is believed to act as one option among several than she or he can fly in the face of canon creed and confession without thereby denying his or her own identity and separating himself or herself from
the historic orthodox christian faith p xiiialso thehistoric orthodox Christian faith p xiiiAlso the was made that our theology developed from our worship So as the church baptized people in the name of the Father Son
"and spirit and "Spirit and trinity came under attack we responded because our practice had already been proclaiming this truth for centuries Especially with regard to the challenges of doctrinal heresy Christian worship was not only formed by but also helped in forming orthodox Christian teaching Orthodox Trinitarian and christological doctrine developed in part at least from the church at prayer as the baptismal creedal profession of faith gave rise to the official creeds faith gave rise to the official creeds as prayer to Christ contributed to understanding his homoousios with the Father as the Holy Spirit s divine role in baptism shaped the theology of the Spirit s divinity xiv I will grant that this as long as our practice is rooted in ScriptureThe format is straightforward Each chapter starts with a brief survey of the topic at hand and then Johnson moves us through the history of that particular teaching from the early church medieval church reformation counter Catholic reformation and modern thought This format lends itself to easily accessing any of the section independently by topic or periodMy family history is rooted in Roman Catholicism Both sides of my family are primarily Roman Catholic even if nominally so I was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church but within two ears my parents became Christian and turned their back on the church I have not however taken much time to read up on Roman Catholic theology I know some basics but I haven t spent a lot of time studying itSacraments and Worship provides a nice. Their liturgical context in the church's worship He includes materials previously developed in James F White's classic collection Documents of Christian Worship Descriptive and Interpretive Sources Westminster John Knox Press 1992 and supplements these to provide a wide range of in. ,
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Catholic Thought On Their Sacramentsthought on their sacraments I now feel like I have working understanding of Roman Catholic thought on the sacraments For those with an interest in Roman Catholic early church or Reformation theology this book would be an easy to use and invaluable reference guide The sacraments and worship stand at the heart of the Christian faith Everything we do is rooted in our worship of God and the sacraments provide
grounding for worship and serve as its expression Having said thisfor worship and serve as its expression Having said this is clear that Christians are not of one mind when it comes to either worship or sacraments Protestants have two sacraments while Roman Catholics have seven For some worship is extremely formal and for others uite informal There is ou might say some history behind this diversity of belief and expression and Maxwell Johnson s book provides the kind of resources that help illuminate this diversity Sacraments and Worship forms part of a new series entitled The Sources of Christian Theology According to the publisher this series is intended to provide resources for the study of major Christian doctrines Each volume in the series provides essential elements of theological formulations about each doctrine with the editor of each volume providing an introduction and contextual material to better understand the nuances of these texts The editor of this volume is Maxwell Johnson a Methodist liturgical scholar teaching at the University of Notre Dame He notes the influence of two other liturgical scholars who also have taught at Notre Dame James White himself a Methodist and Paul Bradshaw an Anglican priest This convergence of Catholic and Episcopal both Methodist and Anglican varieties is evident in the layout of the book and the concerns of the editor He believes strongly that history can be of great help in understanding our current liturgical and sacramental concerns To continue reading review click. Dispensible materials He also contributes helpful background notes to give the reader the full breadth and depth of the church's thought on these important topics This book will be of great value to those studying the history of Christian worship and the development of the sacramen. ,
EBOOK After reuesting this book I felt intimidated I haven t done much reading about the sacraments but the small amount of reading I had done was surrounding standard Protestant practice After learning about this book I realized it was a survey of the development of sacrament theology from the early church fathers to modern church I wasn t sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprisedI often have said that one of the underlying issues facing evangelicalism today is a lack of historical perspective Many evangelicals do not know from whence they came They are not familiar with common development of key doctrines or heresies This fact can be seen in the way wider evangelicalism rehashes the mistakes of our past Johnson uotes Roman SCHOLAR ROBERT WHO RIGHTLY scholar Robert Taft who rightly As a historian of Christian liturgical traditions it is my unshakeable conviction that a tradition can be understood only genetically with reference to its origins and evolution Those ignorant of history are prisoners of the latest cliche for they have nothing against which to test it p x Johnson goes on to say Recent developments in Christian worship around the world for example the increasing phenomenon of megachurches the church growth movement the development of seeker services and the increasing notion across ecclesial lines that the church s liturgy is but one of several options for worship challenge the historic priority of sacramental worship What appears to be at stake in this I would submit is a particular theological understanding of how God is believed to act in the world and church That is the classic sacramental liturgical tradition claims that God acts primarily vis vis creation and humanity through means instruments and mediation in ways that are described as both incarnational and sacramental So the theologian grounded in and formed by what today might be called the ecumenical liturgical sacramental tradition The church's development and use of sacraments has evolved in many ways from the days of the early church to the present This sourcebook provides key theological texts that played a role in those movements Johnson traces the history and theology of individual sacraments along with. .
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