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With Reverence and Awe: Returning to the Basics of Reformed Worship

Hart, D.G.

Product Description

Hart and Muether have produced a refreshing and informative primer on Reformed worship. Concerned with the integrity of Reformed worship in these days of the so-called "worship wars," the authors argue for a traditional Reformed approach they see as biblically and confessionally faithful. Simply put, worship must not be disconnected from its theological foundation. Responding to the trend of less formal, relaxed, and more user-friendly worship formats, the authors remind us that Christian public worship ought to reflect the antithesis between the church and the world. While worship should be intelligible, it should not be confused with evangelistic outreach and therefore ought not to lose its "alien" nature and heavenly focus. Hart and Muether discuss two key Reformed principles of worship, the "regulative" and the "dialogical." While you might not agree with everything the authors say, you will wrestle with essential issues of Reformed worship. - Jeff Waddington - Westminster Bookstore Staff

Publisher Review:

"Reformed Christians", write D. G. Hart and John R. Muether, "are increasingly divided over how they ought to worship their God." Considering it an urgent matter "to recover a biblical view of worship," the authors have written With Reverence and Awe. Drawing on Scripture and Reformed confessions and catechisms, the authors answer such questions as: When are we to worship? How do we worship with reverence?

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