Lester Ruth



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Reading list: --General required: E. Byron Anderson, ed., Worship Matters, 2 vols. (Nashville: Discipleship Resources, 1999). (WMII and II) Authentic Worship in a Changing Culture (Grand Rapids: CRC Publications, 1997). (AWCC) James F. White, Introduction to Christian Worship, rev. ed. (Nashville: Abingdon, 1992). (ICW) WO510 Syllabus, page 2 --B level: The general required reading plus the following: Rob L. Staples, Outward Sign and Inward Grace: The Place of Sacraments in Wesleyan Spirituality (Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 1991). John D. Witvliet, So You’ve Been Asked To…Lead a Worship Service (Grand Rapids: CRC Publications, 1999). John D. Witvliet, So You’ve Been Asked To…Plan a Worship Service (Grand Rapids: CRC Publications, 1999). And these articles in the course packet: Bradshaw, Paul F. Two Ways of Praying (Nashville: Abingdon, 1995), pp. 13-28, 45-72. Bridge, Donald and David Phypers, The Water That Divides: The Baptism Debate (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1977), pp. 153-187. Collins, Dori Erwin and Scott C. Weidler. Sound Decisions: Evaluating Contemporary Music for Lutheran Worship (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1997), 6-7. Hamilton, Michael S. “The Triumph of the Praise Songs: How Guitars Beat Out the Organ in the Worship Wars.” Christianity Today 43, 8 (July 12, 1999): 29-35. Lulofs, Roxane S. “Conflict in the Church: A Time to Confront and a Time to Compromise.” Worship Leader 9, 2 (March/April, 2000): 24-6. Ruth, Lester. “The Literature on Liturgical Inculturation as It Relates to the Issue of Worship in North America: An Initial Review.” Unpublished essay, 1999. Von Allmen, Jean-Jacques. “The Theological Meaning of Common Prayer.” Studia Liturgica 10, 3/4 (1974): 125-136. Webber, Robert E. Planning Blended Worship: The Creative Mixture of Old & ,ew (Nashville: Abingdon, 1998), pp. 13-49. --A level: The general required reading plus the B level reading plus the following: Marva Dawn, A Royal “Waste” of Time: The Splendor of Worshiping God and Being Church for the World (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999). Gayle Carlton Felton, By Water and the Spirit: Making Connections for Identity & Ministry (Nashville: Discipleship Resources, 1997). Sally Morgenthaler, Worship Evangelism: Inviting Unbelievers into the Presence of God (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999). And four of these articles in the course packet: Jones, Cheslyn, Geoffrey Wainwright, Edward Yarnold, and Paul Bradshaw, eds. The Study of Liturgy. Revised edition (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993), pp. 565-590. Lathrop, Gordon W. Holy People: A Liturgical Ecclesiology (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1999), pp. 49-71. Liesch, Barry. The ,ew Worship: Straight Talk on Music and the Church (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House), pp. 61-85. Proctor-Smith, Marjorie. In Her Own Rite: Constructing Feminist Liturgical Tradition (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1990), pp. 13-35. Russell, Letty M. “Toward a Trinitarian Language of Hospitality.” The Living Pulpit 8, 2 (April-June 1999), 26-27. Von Allmen, Jean-Jacques. “A Short Theology of the Place of Worship.” Studia Liturgica 3, 3 (1964): 155-171. White, James F. Christian Worship in ,orth America (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1997), pp. 103- 134.

Publication Date

January 2000


Asbury Theological Seminary


Servant, Kentucky, Fall, Worship, WO510, 2000, Liturgy



WO 510 The Servant as Liturgist