The Problem Of Form And Language

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

If worship is to impact the entire person, its forms and language must transcend words, engaging not only the worshiper's body but also his or her emotions and imagination. These forms should be appropriate to the majesty of God, not so familiar as to be mundane nor so unfamiliar as to be irrelevant to the worshiper.

Worship needs to go beyond the verbal and engage the whole person in the praise of God. It is not commonly understood that we function as a multisensory and multiphasic...


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