Worship and Ministry

Shaped Towards God

By Stephen Burns

Worship and Ministry

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  • ISBN: 9781625643384
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication Date: 9/1/2013
  • Retail Price: $35.00
Web Price: $28.00
Web Price: $28.00

Worship and Ministry

Shaped Towards God

By Stephen Burns

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781625643384
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication Date: 9/1/2013
  • Retail Price: $35.00
Web Price: $28.00

About-

Worship and Ministry concerns both the centres and cutting-edges of contemporary thinking about Christian worship. Whilst focusing on key elements in liturgical theology, its intersections with feminist and postcolonial perspectives also push at boundaries. Exploring aspects of baptism, eucharist, mission, justice, space, embodiment and formation, the collection makes a valuable contribution to reflection on worship in Australian contexts, and serves to make connection with the wide ecumenical world.

Endorsements & Reviews-

'These collected essays represent liturgical theology at its finest: both beholding and supporting worship that is centered in the gift of God; both finding and shaping worship that witnesses to the inclusivity and public service of that gift. Stephen Burns's own clear reflections are in a gracious conversation with a great company of people, and the conversation is recorded here, to our great gain. Burns accurately represents, deeply appreciates and sometimes very gently corrects his conversation partners. The book is particularly Australian, yet widely global; critically learned, yet warmly accessible; about pastors, yet about us all. This is wise and needed writing.'
--Gordon W. Lathrop, Professor of Liturgy Emeritus, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia; President, Societas Liturgica

'This is a must-read book for every minister and lay leader of worship in the Uniting Church. Stephen brings to his work impeccable credentials for the task along with a love of the liturgy of the church that shines through everything he writes. In a time when so much of our regular worship is selfindulgent, this book challenges all those entrusted with responsibility for spiritual leadership and the making of disciples to embrace the discipline required for the preparation and leadership of worship that honours God and forms the people of God for their witness and service in the life of the world.'
--David Pitman, Convenor, Uniting Church National Assembly Working Group on Worship; Past-President, Australian Academy of Liturgy

'Seeing a good Anglican scholar working in a Uniting Church context opens stimulating new ideas for contemporary Catholics.'
--Tom Elich, Liturgical Commission

Contributors-

Stephen Burns

Bio(s)-

Associate Professor of Liturgical Theology and the Study of Anglicanism at the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. His publications include Liturgy (2006), Worship in Context (2006), Exchanges of Grace (coeditor, 2008), The Edge of God(coeditor, 2008), Christian Worship in Australia(coeditor, 2009),Presiding Like a Woman (coeditor, 2010), and Christian Worship: Postcolonial Perspectives (with Michael N. Jagessar, 2011).

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