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By Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

ISBN-10: 019512698X

ISBN-13: 9780195126983

This ebook deals a entire exam of Methodist perform, tracing its evolution from the earliest days as much as the current. utilizing liturgical texts in addition to written money owed in well known and personal assets, Karen Westerfield Tucker investigates some of the rites and seasons of worship in Methodism and examines them on the subject of American society.

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Though cautions were put forward and claims made that some had gone too far in “using that liberty which Methodism has always allowed to its representatives,”14 Methodists from the beginning of the twentieth century have explored and accepted new forms of scholarship with the intention that the church might more authentically address the times in which it ministered. ”15 The incorporation of responsive psalmody into worship had the unintended result of depriving congregations of the fullness of Old Testament riches.

Some of them had to ride 10 and others 15 miles to their habitations. Such a day of the Son of Man, my eyes never beheld before. 22 The conversion of hearts and minds, or at least sound scriptural learning, was also expected from the other side of the pulpit. Methodists typically have judged the success or failure of preaching (and the preacher) by visible means, such as the number of persons gathered in praise, prayer, or distress at the “altar” after the sermon, or by the message’s ability to move emotionally or to edify spiritually and sometimes even intellectually.

The Lord’s Day: The Shape of Worship 15 Voluntary by choir Scripture lesson, minister and people reading alternately Scripture lesson by minister Singing Reading of the Decalogue; minister leading, the people responding Singing Announcements Preaching or Exhortation The Lord’s Prayer or an extempore prayer, the minister and congregation kneeling Collecting Offerings Doxology and Benediction Methodist Protestants “officially” continued to use the 1892 order up to the time of their merger with the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South in 1939.

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