Worship as Dramatic Re-presentation

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

Recent studies of the history of Israel's religion have demonstrated convincingly that the formative events of Israel's faith were dramatically acted out in worship. In fact, some of the Old Testament narratives have reached their present form as a result of the historicizing of cultic dramatic re-presentation.

The Exodus Narrative

The Exodus narrative in Exodus 119 is a reclothed festal liturgy from which something of the ritual may be recovered. In Exodus 12:42, the "watch night" drama...


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