A Case For Dance In Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The church's uneasiness about including dance in worship stems, in part, from the dualism that equates the body with evil and the spirit with good. Worship demands physical and spiritual involvement that can transcend this dualism.

In the beginning there was dance. Before Israel, there was dance. Before Jesus' birth there was dance. Before the writing of the Scriptures there was dance. Before words there was dance. "Dance" has been described and performed in many different ways from one...


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