People in the Presence of God: Models and Directions for Worship

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Zondervan, 1988 - 356 pages

Is there one correct way for the people of God to worship him? It turns out that Scripture offers many models and forms for worship, all of which are acceptable but not necessarily appropriate or functional in a particular setting. Barry Liesch, a professor of music at Biola University, helps his readers to grasp that fact and it's implications for worship in the church today. This is a one-of-a-kind book for many kinds of readers in all kinds of churches. It offers biblical perspective, historical awareness, musical and artistic sensitivity, authentic reverence, and creative stimulation for worship leaders, church musicians, study groups, pastors, worship committees, and a host of others who are interested in appreciating and renewing worship according to biblical models. Within each of the twenty chapters the author shares many suggestions for enhancing and transforming worship in the church today. Not only does he present the various biblical models and offer a wealth of suggestions, he takes up some of the major concerns of worship leaders, planners, and participants -- concerns such as the role of music, uses of symbolism, the appropriateness of dance, modes of celebration, expressions of reverence, and many others.

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Table des matières

Contents
ix
Old Testament Principles 21 230
36
Learning from the Patriarchs Parents Leading
51
SmallGroup Worship
67
Extraordinary Variety
80
Back to the Fountainhead
86
Synagogue Worship Patterns for Protestants
99
The Legacy Corinth Synagogue Church
116
Revelation Worship
231
Our Heaven on Earth
233
The Ultimate Drama
247
Symbolism Old But New
258
Worship With Mystery
269
Product of God CreatorArtist
280
Rationale for Implementing Worship
288
Worship Participation Form
291

LargeGroup Worship
127
Symbolism
138
Temple Worship What Is Davidic Praise?
163
The Organization of Davidic Praise
180
Musical Style
192
Movement in Worship
202
Celebrating Festivals
221
A Worship Service Based on the Public Reading of 1 Thessalonians
293
The Easter Story Readers Theater for Six Readers
299
Notes
304
Scripture Index
339
Index of Songs Hymns and Hymn Tunes
344
Index of Subjects and Persons
345
Droits d'auteur

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À propos de l'auteur (1988)

Dr. Barry Liesch is Associate Professor of Music at Biola University in La Mirada, CA. He has received his B.M. from the University of British Columbia, his M.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and his Ph.D. from the University of California at San Diego. He has served as music director in many different churches.

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