Music & the Arts in Christian Worship

Speaker(s): John Witvliet
Date: 1990
Length: 7h30min
Product ID: RGDL3009S

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Description

This series examines historical, theological, philosophical, and liturgical perspectives on the function of the arts in Christian worship. Case studies from throughout the history of the church and from contemporary practices are employed to demonstrate how the arts function to support, enhance, and enact public worship. These case studies reflect a wide range of the arts, including music, architecture, drama, poetry and dance. The course also includes discussion of practical ways in which the arts might contribute to worship renewal in local congregations.

Lectures include:

  • A Biblical Theology of Worship and Christian Aesthetics
  • Church Architecture and Primary Symbols
  • Music
  • Reading and Embodiment
  • Prayer, Language, and Technology

See All Audio by John Witvliet

John Witvliet is Director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and Professor of Worship, Theology, and Congregational and Ministry Studies at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is author of several books, including Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Christian Worship, The Biblical Psalms in Christian Worship: A Brief Introduction and Guide to Resources, and Worship Seeking Understanding: Windows into Christian Practice.

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