Worship By The Book By Dr. Hosseini Essay

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Worship by the Book was edited by Dr. D.A. Carson, Research Professor of the New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, Ill.). He is considered to be one of the preeminent biblical scholars of his generation.

By way of contribution to Worship by the Book, Carson (Evangelical Free Church) contributed the first chapter as well as severed as general editor of the book. Other authors – each notable in his own tradition, if not worldwide Christendom - included the late Mark Ashton (Anglican), R. Kent Hughes (Free Church), and Timothy J. Keller (Presbyterian).

The Rev. Mark Ashton (1948-2010) was assisted by C.J. Davis to pen his chapter entitled “Following In Cranmer’s Footsteps.” Ashton 's obituary referred to him as "one of the most influential evangelical pastor-teachers of his generation." Neither Ashton and Davis were far-removed from the pew as they were both actively pastoring Anglican congregations at the time of writing. This anchors the essay in practical discussion, rather than theory (Carson 's preceding chapter can be considered a theoretical/theological framework for the book).

Thomas Cranmer, with whose surname this chapter was named, is a foundational figure for the Anglican faith. While Henry VIII may have been the founding potentate of said church, Cranmer was the architect of Anglicanism 's schism from Rome and its guiding light until his death in 1556. It was Cranmer who sought to raise English support at Cambridge for the royal…

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