Worship and Historical Recital

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

The recitation of the history of Yahweh's redemptive acts forms the basis for creed, liturgy, and preaching in the Old Testament. The Christian church took up the format of historical recital in its hymnic and creedal affirmation of God's actions in Christ.

Israel's Creedal Statements

Gerhard von Rad has isolated several creedal statements in the Old Testament which, he has argued, stand at the level of primary tradition. Among these confessions is the Deuteronomy passage: "My father was a...


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