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Liturgical Vestments, Vessels, and Objects in Christian Worship  

Joanne M. Pierce

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May 2018
Any history of Christian liturgy must address the origins and development of the various material elements that are used during these celebrations. These have their own specific history, ... More

The “Classic” Age of Christian Worship, 4th–6th Century  

John F. Baldovin

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May 2018
The 4th–6th centuries can be considered a classic period in the development of Christian worship. During this time many of the liturgical forms that are still recognizable today were ... More

Baptist Worship in Britain  

Christopher J. Ellis

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May 2018
Baptists stand within the Free Church and Evangelical traditions. They baptize only those who profess personal faith, and they also give a high priority to evangelism. Although there is ... More

The Development of the “Apostolic Tradition” in Early Christian Worship  

Maxwell E. Johnson

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Apr 2018
Contrary to the assumptions often held by previous scholars, contemporary liturgical scholarship is coming increasingly to realize and emphasize that Christian worship was diverse even in ... More

Christian Liturgical Music  

William T. Flynn

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Apr 2018
Music in its widest definition (sound and silence organized in time) is never absent from Christian worship. The diversity of styles and forms employed both chronologically and ... More

Mainline of the Protestant Worship in Latin America  

Wilhelm Wachholz

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Mar 2018
The Latin American Christian worship service celebrated in most of Latin America until the beginning of the 19th century was Catholic, particularly the one that was prior to the Catholic ... More

The Anabaptist Tradition: Mennonites  

John D. Rempel

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Mar 2018
Anabaptism and its descendant movement, Mennonitism, came into being through the illegal baptism of believers upon confession of faith. Anabaptist worship was characterized by form and ... More

Western Christendom, c. 1000–1400  

Timothy M. Thibodeau

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Feb 2018
The liturgy of Western Christendom (c. 1000–1400) was the product of sweeping ecclesio-political and religious reforms that had a broad and lasting impact on the content and performance of ... More

Religious Ceremonies in American Public Life  

Joseph W. Williams

Throughout the history of the British colonies and the United States, Americans from different religious traditions have performed a wide variety of religious rituals in public spaces and ... More

Online Media and Religion in America  

Adam Bajan and Heidi A. Campbell

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Jan 2018
New and emerging media has played a pivotal role in Christianity throughout history. In early times, the Christian message was disseminated directly from Jesus and his followers to growing ... More

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