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June 19, 2015

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

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Book 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

Source: WTS Books

About the Author

John Muether

Reformed Theological Seminary Faculty Page

John R. Muether (MAR, Westminster Theological Seminary) is librarian and associate professor of church history at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. The coauthor of four volumes, Muether has served on the Harvard Divinity School library staff and has been librarian at Western Theological Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary. He has served on the editorial board of Regeneration Quarterly and on the board of directors of Mars Hill Audio. He is historian of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and serves on that denomination’s Christian Education Committee.

darryl g hart

The Philadelphia Society

D. G. Hart studied American history at the Johns Hopkins University and has served as director of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals at Wheaton College and academic dean and professor of church history at Westminster Seminary in California. He is currently visiting assistant professor of history at Hillsdale College.

Source: P&R Publishing

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