Israelite Worship as Response to Salvation History

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

The worship of the Israelites is a response to God's saving acts on their behalf, particularly the Lord's action of deliverance in the Exodus event. Through such events God spoke, calling the people to faith and commitment.

The history of salvation conventionally begins with the calling of Abraham,"our father in faith," though the liturgy includes in its scope the creation epic of Genesis 1 and 2, and like 1 Peter, sees the story of Noah as relevant to saving history (baptism). The whole of...


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