What Language Shall I Borrow?
The Bible and Christian Worship
By (author) Ronald P. Byars
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What Language Shall I Borrow? by Ronald P. Byars
Book DescriptionWhat language is most appropriate for worship? Should it lean toward the colloquial, perhaps targeting those attending a worship service for the first time? Or should it be a language with deeper roots, the language of a community that, for the most part, already loves the God to whom worship is offered? Ronald Byars argues that the communal speech that truly honors God is, in fact, biblical language, which encompasses a vast range of forms -- poetry and prose, song and proverb, parable and narrative. Byars explains how biblical language becomes liturgical language that pushes us beyond what we already think we know, requiring us to think anew about death and resurrection, beginnings and endings, and the life of faith."What Language Shall I Borrow?"is an instructive, eloquent reminder not to retreat from biblical language and images but to fully embrace them in our worship today."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780802840141
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publish Date: 25-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ronald P. Byars
Lift Your Hearts on High, Paperback (June 2005)
Provides a historical and theological study of the development of Eucharist prayer in the Reformed tradition. A glossary of terms and appendices, with the texts of historic Eucharistic prayers, make this book a useful resource for scholars, students, and clergy.
Christian Worship, Paperback (December 2000)» View all books by Ronald P. Byars
The importance of worship and the sacraments for contemporary faith are discusses in Byars's "Christian Worship". It explores the questions of who cares about worship, the meanings of worship and the sacraments, and what motivates people to worship today.
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