The Historical Aspects Of Christian Worship Essay

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Elmer Towns is a college and seminary professor who wrote a selection of books related to biblical education, such as Bible Answers for All Your Questions. Vernon Whaley works at Liberty University as the Chairman of the Department of Music and Worship Studies. He also wrote a few books related to Christian worship such as Understanding Music and Worship in the Local Church. In Worship Through the Ages: How the Great Awakenings Shape Evangelical Worship, the authors make an analysis of the main past events that shaped Evangelical worship, such as the Great Awakenings, the Jesus Movement, and the Praise and Worship movements.
The authors’ main purpose is to present a description of the historical aspects that influenced Christian worship practices since the Old Testament until today. The idea is to facilitate readers’ learning about worship history and its main implications. Therefore, the authors’ thesis is that readers will successfully be able to face future changes in worship if they understand the history of worship (6-8). Towns and Whaley’s book is divided into seventeen chapters that describe chronologically the main events related to the development of Evangelical worship. They open the book with a clear definition of Christian worship. According to them, worship is formational, transformational, relational, missional, and reproducible (4). The first two chapters is a description of the main worship practices found in the Old Testament. In this section, the…

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