The New Westminster dictionary of liturgy and worship /
edited by J.G. Davies
1st American ed.
Philadelphia : Westminster Press, c1986.
xv, 544 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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Philadelphia : Westminster Press, c1986.
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British ed. published under title: A New dictionary of liturgy & worship.
Rev. ed. of: The Westminster dictionary of worship. 1979, c1972.
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Appeared in Choice on 1987-02:
This important and informative dictionary was first published in 1972 (Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship, ed. by J.G. Davies, CH, Apr '73). This completely revised edition reflects the growing interest in liturgy and worship that are at the heart of the church and that reflect many of the changes in theology, mission, and growing unity of Christian concerns and cooperation over the past 14 years. In signed articles by more than 100 British and American, Catholic and Protestant, evangelical and liberal scholars, the whole panorama and rich variety of the life of today's church are reflected. Articles treat the practice and theology of worship in every Christian tradition from Orthodox to Jehovah's Witnesses, and cover ``Jewish Worship,'' ``Worship on the Media,'' ``Women and Worship,'' and ``Children and Worship.'' Articles vary in length from a single paragraph to more than 30 pages. Most are accompanied by up-to-date bibliographies. There are excellent diagrams and good photographs. An indispensable guide to the study of the way the church worships around the world as well as the tradition out of which our current practice has sprung. Highly recommended for undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and Bible school courses in theology, church history, and liturgics.-H.T. Hutchinson, Duquesne University
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