The Meaning Of Sacred Action

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

Sacred actions, however they may be named, have been significant in every worship tradition. This article examines the history and meaning of such actions as they have functioned in the Christian community.

The Hebrew Scriptures tell the story of God's saving action on behalf of God's people. God bound God's self to a covenant to save the people of God. With Christ a new covenant of the kingdom of God dawned. Christians were those who believed that the covenant promises of God were now being...


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