Resources from many traditions and expressions.
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2015
This guide focuses on
- general works regarding the history and theology of worship
- practical helps for worship leaders in the Protestant tradition.
See the guide on Preaching for specific tools on sermon preparation.
Though many worship helps are produced by the publishing houses of various faith traditions, these journals provide a scholarly treatment of liturgy and worship. All can be found in print in the Periodicals Room at Pitts.
Indexed and full text from ATLA.
Indexed by Academic Search Premier. Full text from 2003
Recommended by Don Saliers as best international worship journal. Indexed in ATLA.
The Complete Library of Christian Worship
Call Number: REF BV10.2 .C65 1993 V.1-8
v. 1 The biblical foundations of Christian worship -- v. 2 Twenty centuries of Christian worship -- v. 3 The renewal of Sunday worship -- v. 4 Music and art in Christian worship: Books One and Two -- v. 5 The services of the Christian Year -- v. 6 The sacred actions of Christian worship -- v. 7 The ministries of Christian worship.
Oxford History of Christian Worship
Call Number: BV15 .O95 2006
Thirty-four lengthy essays, numerous shorter entries, and hundreds of helpful visuals focus on the eras, communities, themes, and practices of two millennia of Christian communal worship.
New Dictionary of Sacramental Worship
Call Number: REF BV173 .N485 1990
Comprehensive resource for Roman Catholic worship. Modern length alphabetical entries with good cross references and bibliographies. emphasis on sacramental theology.
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