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Gospel-Shaped Worship: A Review of Recent Literature

Books reviewed: Christ-Centered Worship: Letting the Gospel Shape Our Practice, by Bryan Chapell (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009); Story-Shaped Worship: Following Patterns from the Bible and History, by Robbie F. Castleman (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2013); Rhythms of Grace: How the Church’s Worship Tells the Story of the Gospel, by Mike Cosper (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2013); Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works, by James K. A. Smith

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Liturgy as a Way of Life by Bruce Ellis Benson

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Liturgy as a Way of Life: Embodying the Arts in Christian Worship, by Bruce Ellis Benson. The Church and Postmodern Culture. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013. 160 pp. $17.99. As part of The Church and Postmodern Culture series from Baker Academic, Liturgy as a Way of Life: Embodying the Arts in Christian Worship by Bruce Benson is an attempt

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Reconstructing Early Christian Worship, by Paul F. Bradshaw

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Reconstructing Early Christian Worship, by Paul F. Bradshaw. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2010. 151 pp. $19.95. Those who seek to look into the early Christian period’s worship in detail would do well to consult Paul Bradshaw’s book Reconstructing Early Christian Worship. Bradshaw, Professor of Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame and priest-vicar of Westminster Abbey, writes this book as

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Pentecost Sunday

Note: This is the second installation of a series of posts concerning the major feast days of the Christian year. The first part can be found here. The high feast of Pentecost Sunday is celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter. The focus of the remembrance is the giving of the Holy Spirit to the early disciples as recorded in

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