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What Language Shall I Borrow?: The Bible and Christian Worship

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Overview

What language is most appropriate for worship? Should it lean toward the colloquial, perhaps targeting those attending a worship service for the first time? Or should it be a language with deeper roots, the language of a community that, for the most part, already loves the God to whom worship is offered?

Ronald Byars argues that the communal speech that truly honors God is, in fact, biblical language, which encompasses a vast range of forms ? poetry and prose, song and proverb, parable and narrative. Byars explains how biblical language becomes liturgical language that pushes us beyond what we already think we know, requiring us to think anew about death and resurrection, beginnings and endings, and the life of faith. What Language Shall I Borrow? is an instructive, eloquent reminder not to retreat from biblical language and images but to fully embrace them in our worship today.

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  • SKU: 9780802840141
  • SKU10: 0802840140
  • Title: What Language Shall I Borrow?: The Bible and Christian Worship
  • Series: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies
  • Qty Remaining Online: 1
  • Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Date Published: Jan 2008
  • Pages: 184
  • Weight lbs: 0.64
  • Dimensions: 8.98" L x 6.30" W x 0.53" H
  • Features: Table of Contents, Index
  • Themes: Theometrics | Mainline;
  • Category: CHURCH LIFE
  • Subject: Christian Rituals & Practice - General

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