Philosophical And Theological Issues Regarding Language In Worship

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

The nature of language is a topic of significant recent interest to liturgical scholars. The following article outlines some of the most difficult questions these scholars address. These questions can also be helpful to worship planners and leaders as they reflect on the language they use in worship.


Language is one of the primary ways that a people's culture is indicated and transmitted. Liturgical language is that set of words, usually vernacular but not necessarily...


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