Presbyterian Worship in America

Including Essay 'Presbyterian Worship in Twentieth Century America'

By Julius Melton

Presbyterian Worship in America

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  • ISBN: 9781579105907
  • Pages: 196
  • Publication Date: 2/13/2001
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00
Web Price: $20.00

Presbyterian Worship in America

Including Essay 'Presbyterian Worship in Twentieth Century America'

By Julius Melton

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  • ISBN: 9781579105907
  • Pages: 196
  • Publication Date: 2/13/2001
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Presbyterian Worship in America is the first fully documented historical survey of its theme in the United States. Its value is to be found in a combination of broad painting of the major trends with delightfully detailed vignettes of city and country congregations at worship."

Horton Davies

"Melton exposes the tension between freedom and order which has always existed among American Presbyterians.... This concise, well-researched and well-written book will be valuable for students of American religious history as well as for pastors and laymen responsible for guiding the worship of their congregations."

James H. Smylie

"Dr. Melton...surveys discussions of [worship] in the church press and in books, arranged loosely according to New School evangelism and Old School formalism. Particularly valuable are the sketches of such colorful individuals as Charles Baird, Charles Shields, Levi Ward, Benjamin Comegys, and Henry van Dyke."

James H. Nichols

Contributors-

Julius Melton

Bio(s)-

Julius Melton has spent all his adult life at academic institutions within the Presbyterian tradition - Union Seminary in Virginia, Princeton University, the University of Geneva, and (for his "working career") Rhodes and Davidson Colleges. His 1967 book reprinted here, Presbyterian Worship in America, grew out of his Princeton doctoral dissertation research. He moved into college administration after ten years of teaching, but maintained an interest in American Presbyterian liturgical history. Some fifteen years after his book appeared, he carried its story some eight decades further, in an essay, also bound here, Presbyterian Worship in Twentieth Century America. It originally was part of a festschrift in honor of his Princeton mentor, Horton Davies, the widely-read historian of liturgy.

The author's acquaintance with Presbyterian liturgical practice has also been informed by leading worship in many and varied Presbyterian congregations, and two decades in the bass section of Davidson College Presbyterian Church's Chancel Choir. A member of Charlotte Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Julius and his wife Ann enjoy an active retirement in Davidson, NC, and visits with their three children and five grandchildren.

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