Doxology, "Gloria" (Biblical)

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

A doxology is a hymn of praise ascribing glory to God. Scripture includes many doxological expressions, and several traditional doxologies have developed through use in the historic liturgies of the church. In Christian usage, doxologies are often ascriptions of praise to the Trinity; they constitute an important element in the acts of entrance.

Doxologies in Scripture

The word doxology comes from the Greek doxa,"praise, honor, glory," and logos,"a speaking, a saying, a word"; hence, it...


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