Recovering Symbolism In Worship

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

The concern of this article is to focus on symbolism as a medium through which the gospel of reconciliation may be communicated within the Christian community through worship.

The Place of Symbolism in Worship

It is generally recognized that a symbol both points beyond itself and participates in that which it symbolizes.

In this sense the church itself is a symbol of the kingdom. It is not the kingdom itself, but it points to the kingdom and participates in the kingdom. The church is the...


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