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A Theology of Worship:  'Singing' a New Song to the LORD



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Anderson, Bernhard W., Out of the Depths: The Psalms Speak for Us Today (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001).


Augustine, Confessions, trans. R. S. Pine-Coffin (New York: Penguin Books, 1961).


Balz, Horst, Gerhard Schreider, eds., Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament, 3 vols. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990).


Bartchy, S. Scott, “The Historical Jesus and Honor Reversal at the Table” in Wolfgang Stegemann, Bruce J. Malina, Gerd Theissen, eds. The Social Setting of Jesus and the Gospels (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002).


Best, Harold M., Unceasing Worship: Biblical Perspectives on Worship and the Arts (Downers Grove: IVP, 2003).


Bianchi, Enzo, Praying the Word: An Introduction to Lectio Divina , trans. James W. Zona (Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1998).


Blackwell, Albert L., The Sacred in Music (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1999).


Bradshaw, Paul F., Early Christian Worship: A basic introduction to ideas and practice (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1996).


Bradshaw, Paul F., The Search for the Origins of Christian Worship: Sources and Methods for the Study of Early Liturgy (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002).


Brooks, David, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement (New York: Random House, 2011).


Brown, Colin, ed., The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology, 3 vols. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1975).


Brueggemann, Walter, Worship in Ancient Israel: An Essential Guide (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005).


Carson, D. A., Worship by the Book (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002).


Chittester, Joan D., OSB, Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today (San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1990).


Connell, Martin, “Nisi Pedes, Except for the Feet: Footwashing in the Community of John’s Gospel,” Worship 70 (1996), in The Oxford History of Christian Worship, Geoffrey Wainwright and Karen B. Westerfield Tucker, eds. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006).


Dawn, Marva J., A Royal ‘Waste’ of Time: The Splendor of Worshiping God and Being Church for the World (Grand Rapids: W. B. Eerdmans, 1999).


Foley, Edward, Foundations of Christian Music (Nottingham: Abingdon Press, 2000).

_______, From Age to Age: How Christians have Celebrated the Eucharist (Chicago: Liturgical Training Publications, 1991).


Harris, R. Laid, Gleason L. Archer, Jr., Bruce Waitke, eds., Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament, 2 vols. (Chicago: Moody Press, 1980).


Hughes, R. Kent, “Free Church Worship: The Challenge of Freedom” in D. A. Carson, ed. Worship by the Book (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002).


Humphrey, Nicholas, Seeing Red: a Study in Consciousness (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006).


Hurtado, Larry W., At the Origins of Christian Worship: The Context and Character of Earliest Christian Devotion (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1999).


Johnson, Maxwell E., “The Apostolic Tradition” in The Oxford History of Christian Worship eds. Geoffrey Wainwright and Karen B. Westerfield Tucker. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.


King, Roberta R., “The Power of Worship,” in Kenya Church Growth Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 4, 1992.


Kittel, Gerhard, ed., Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, 10 vols. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1974).


Ladd, George Eldon, Theology of the New Testament, rev. Donald A. Hagner, ed. (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1993).


Lang, Bernhard, Sacred Games: A History of Christian Worship (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997).


Lanier, Jaron, You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010).


Martin, Ralph, Worship in the Early Church, rev. (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1975).


Matsuo, T. Dave, Following Jesus, Knowing Christ: Engaging the Intimate Relational Process (Spirituality Study, 2003). Online at http://www.4X12.org.


_______Sanctified Christology XE "Christology" : A Theological & Functional Study of the Whole of Jesus (Christology Study, 2008). Online at http://www.4X12.org.


_______ The Relational Progression: A Relational Theology of Discipleship (Discipleship Study, 2004). Online: htt://www.4X12.org.


_______The Person, the Trinity, the Church: The Call to Be Whole and the Lure of Reductionism (Wholeness Study, 2006). Online at http://www.4X12.org.


_______The Whole of Paul and the Whole in His Theology: Theological Interpretation in Relational Epistemic Process (Paul Study). Online at http://www.4X12.org.


McCann, J. Clinton Jr., “The Psalms as Instruction,” Interpretation 46:118.


McGilchrist, Iain, The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Modern World (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009).


Milavec, Aaron, The Didache: Text, Translation, Analysis, and Commentary (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press), 2003.


Nettl, Bruno, The Study of Ethonomusicology: Twenty-Nine Issues and Concepts (Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1983).


Russell, Letty M., Church in the Round: Feminist Interpretation of the Church (Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox, 1993).


Ruth, Lester, “Lex Amandi, Lex Orandi: The Trinity in the Most Used Contemporary Christian Worship Songs” (unpublished, 2005).


Sachs, Oliver, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (New York: Vintage Books, 2008).


Seay, Davin, “Rooted in Rock: the Origins of Contemporary Worship Ritual,” Worship Leader, Nov/Dec 2003, vol.12, No.8.


Smedes, Lewis B., My God and I: A Spiritual Memoir (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2003).


St. Augustine on the Psalms, tr. Dame Scholastica Hebgin and Dame Felicitas Corrigan, 2 vols. (New York: Newman Press, 1961).


Steiner, George, Real Presences (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989).


Suzuki, M., Okamura, M., Kawachi, Y., et al., “Discrete cortical regions associated with the musical beauty of major and minor chords,” Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 2008.


Thielicke, Helmut, A Little Exercise for Young Theologians (Grand Rapids: W.B. Eerdmans, 1962).


Turkle, Sherry, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Ourselves (New York: Basic Books, 2011).


Verhey, Allen, “Ethics” in Dictionary of Theological Interpretation of the Bible (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005.


Vine, W.E., Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (New Jersey: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1981).


Wainwright, Geoffrey and Karen B. Westerfield Tucker, eds., The Oxford History of Christian Worship, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006).


Watzlawick, Paul, Janet Helmick Beavin, and Don D. Jackson, Pragmatics Of Human Communication: A Study of Interactional Patterns, Pathologies, and Paradoxes (New York: W.W.Norton & Company, Inc, 1967).


Weaver, Glenn, “Embodied Spirituality” in Malcolm Jeeves, ed., From Cells to Souls—and Beyond (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2004).


Webber, Robert E., Ancient-Future Faith: Rethinking Evangelicalism for a Postmodern World (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1999).


_______, “I-Me-My Worship?” Worship Leader Magazine, 2005, 14(1):8.


Westermann, Claus, Praise and Lament in the Psalms, trans. Keith R. Crim et al. (Edinburgh: Clark, 1981).


White, James F., Introduction to Christian Worship, 3rd ed. revised and expanded (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2000.


_______, The Sacraments in Protestant Practice and Faith (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1999).


Wilson, Gerald H., The Editing of the Hebrew Psalter, SBL Dissertation Series 76 (Chico, Calif.: Scholars Press, 1985).


Zodhiates, Spiros, ed., Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible (Chattanooga: AMG Publ., 1996).


Zschech, Darlene, Extravagant Worship (Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House, 2002).






AARP Magazine (Mar/Apr 2011).


Associated Press, “New Book Reveals Mother Theresa’s Struggle with Faith,” Beliefnet.com/ story/223/story  22353.html. Accessed 8/27/2007. The Beliefnet article came out on the occasion of the release of the book, Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the ‘Saint of Calcutta’ (Doubleday, 2006).




Foley, John, S.J., “One Bread, One Body” ©1978 John B. Foley, S.J., and North American Liturgy Resources, Phoenix, Arizona.


Gustafson, Gerrit, “Only by Grace” ©1990 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music.


_______, “The Lord is My Strength and My Song” ©1987 Integrity’s Hosanna!Music.


Medema, Ken, “Moses” ©1971 Word Music.


Redman, Matt, “Come Let Us Return to the Lord,” ©2003 ThankYou Music/PRS/Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing.


_______, “The Heart of Worship” (UK: Kingsway’s Thankyou Music, n.d.), in The Unquenchable Worshiper: Coming Back to the Heart of Worship (Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2001).


St. Francis of Assisi, “All Creatures of Our God and King,” melody from “Geistliche Kirchengesang” ©J. Curwen & Sons, Ltd.



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