There can be no more important issue than that of worship. There can be no more important question than that of how God is to be worshipped.” In the 21st century, as has been the case throughout history, different interpretations of worship continue to divide churches and denominations. Worship expresses our theology and if we are to worship in truth we must submit to scriptural revelation. ‘The Worship of God’ offers an invaluable companion to those seeking to enhance their understanding of the purpose, history and different forms of worship. Dealing with subject areas from the regulative principle of worship to the distinctives of reformed liturgy, from Heart worship to the place of Psalms and contemporary worship music, this book gives us unique insights on an issue that demands our attention.
Table of Contents
- The Regulative Principle (Terry L. Johnson)
- Calvin and the Worship of God (W. Robert Godfrey)
- The Purpose of Worship (Joseph A. Pipa, Jr.)
- The History of Worship in Presbyterian Churches (Morton H. Smith)
- The Psalms and Contemporary Worship (W. Robert Godfrey)
- Reformed Liturgy (Joseph A. Pipa, Jr.)
- Worship from the Heart (Terry L. Johnson)
- The Biblical Case for Exclusive Psalmody (Brian Schwertly)
- A Defense of Biblical Hymnody (Benjamin Shaw)
- The Few on Behalf of the Many… (Cliff Blair)
Joseph A. Pipa, Jr. (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is President and Professor of Systematic & Homiletical Theology at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Click here to visit his faculty page.
C.N. Willborn (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is Senior Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN, and Adjunct Professor of Church History at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Click here to visit his faculty page.