Lester Ruth



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1. The course DVD set (to be sent by ExL staff). Contact ExL support (type that in the address line of an email in First Class) if you have any difficulties running these. They will run in DVD players attached to TVs or on computers with the right software. Please note that these DVDs are the property of the seminary and must be returned at the end of the semester. Copyrighted materials on the DVDs (and website) are only for your use as a student in this course. They should not be distributed more widely. 2. These 4 books: 1) Robin Parry, Worshipping Trinity (Paternoster; ISBN 1- 84227-347-7); 2) Alistair Stewart-Sykes, Hippolytus: On the Apostolic Tradition (St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2001; ISBN 0-88141-233-3; 3) John Baldovin, Liturgy in Ancient Jerusalem (Grove Books, 1989; ISBN 1-85174-107-0); 4) James F. White, A Brief History of Christian Worship (Abingdon; ISBN 0-687- 03414-0) 3. A course packet to be purchased from the Cokesbury bookstore on the Wilmore campus. 4. Additional module materials to be found on electronic format either on the course website or in the course center folder in the course’s First Class folder. Please remember that this material is only for your use in this course. 5. Materials to keep a prayer/devotional journal on the Wesley hymns (on the website under the “General & Miscellaneous” link) and historic worship texts (both on the website and in the course packet). See Grading and Assessment: Portfolio Part 3 below for more information. 6. Occasionally materials for practicing Communion and baptism in class as described below in the module situational overviews (modules 3-7).

Publication Date

January 2005


Asbury Theological Seminary


History, ExL, Church, Worship, Fall, WO520, Methodist, Music



WO 520 The History of Christian Worship