A Case For The Plurality Of Worship Styles

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

Christian worship from the beginning has been characterized by a variety of styles. Contemporary scholarship suggests that there was no single original style of worship, but rather that worship patterns varied from place to place in the early church. Knowing this fact, we can see the current range of worship practices as a positive characteristic that enriches the church.

When the serious scientific study of liturgy began to be pursued in the nineteenth century, it was primarily as a...


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