At the Origins of Christian Worship: The Context and Character of Earliest Christian Devotion

At the Origins of Christian Worship: The Context and Character of Earliest Christian Devotion[PDF] ⚣ At the Origins of Christian Worship: The Context and Character of Earliest Christian Devotion ✯ Larry W. Hurtado – Heartforum.co.uk This volume makes a valuable contribution to the debate about the origins and development of Christianity Larry Hurtado argues that understanding the nature of Christianity in the first century requir This volume Origins of eBook ↠ makes a valuable contribution to the debate about the origins and development of Christianity Larry Hurtado argues that understanding the nature of Christianity in the first century requires taking full account of the first Christians devotional practices because worship was the context in which christological titles and other expressions of faith were given their specific meaning a fact that has largely been ignoredHurtado focuses on two distinguishing characteristics of earliest Christian At the Kindle - worship its exclusivity rejecting the worship of other deities and its binitarian shape the veneration of Christ alongside God the Father Setting early Christianity within the religious environment of the Roman era, Hurtado describes the features of Christianity that attracted followers and led them to renounce other religions He then turns his attention to a detailed discussion of the place of Christ in the monotheistic worship of the earliest Christians, showing that Christ figured the Origins of PDF/EPUB ç in their public and corporate devotional life at a surprisingly early stage The book concludes with some reflections for Christian worship today based on the historical features of early Christian devotional practicesClear, illuminating, and relevant to the modern church, this volume will be of interest to scholars, pastors, students, and general readers seeking insight into the origins of Christian faith and practice.

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    Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB the religious environment of the Roman era, Hurtado describes the features of Christianity that attracted followers and led them to renounce other religions He then turns his attention to a detailed discussion of the place of Christ in the monotheistic worship of the earliest Christians, showing that Christ figured the Origins of PDF/EPUB ç in their public and corporate devotional life at a surprisingly early stage The book concludes with some reflections for Christian worship today based on the historical features of early Christian devotional practicesClear, illuminating, and relevant to the modern church, this volume will be of interest to scholars, pastors, students, and general readers seeking insight into the origins of Christian faith and practice."/>
  • Paperback
  • 150 pages
  • At the Origins of Christian Worship: The Context and Character of Earliest Christian Devotion
  • Larry W. Hurtado
  • English
  • 03 August 2019
  • 0802847498

10 thoughts on “At the Origins of Christian Worship: The Context and Character of Earliest Christian Devotion

  1. Jon says:

    Based on a series of lectures, the short book is a very readable summary of many of the themes that extend throughout Hurtado s work The main goal of the book is to explore what worship was like near the beginning of the Christian faith.Hurtado starts his book by looking at paganism as it would have existed in the day and how that would have impacted Christian worship The gist of it is that a Christian of Gentile extraction would have had a difficult time in society, because its social structu Based on a series of lectures, the short book is a very readable summary of many of the themes that extend throughout Hurtado s work The main goal of the book is to explore what worship was like near the beginning of the Christian faith.Hurtado starts his book by looking at paganism as it would have existed in the day and how that would have impacted Christian worship The gist of it is that a Christian of Gentile extraction would have had a difficult time in society, because its social structure was largely based around pagan cults Want to share a meal You ll do that at the temple or in rarer cases, at rich person s house though in a crowd of ten at most generally in honor of a god Being Christian involved breaking away from much of this social structure.Next, Hurtado looks at how Christians actually worshipped, insofar as what they received in exchange for their conversion Many churches met in homes and featured only a small number of congregants, so the experience was intimate and it often featured food Social distinctions were largely removed There was also the promise of a coming utopian age of which Christians had a foretaste.Hurtado turns next to the worship pattern insofar as the nature of God is concerned He denotes that worship was largely binitarian focused on Jesus and the Father as objects of veneration The Spirit was certainly something of importance, but it was not an object of worship Christians still believed themselves monotheists, as the Son was seen as the expression of the Father.In the final chapter, Hurtado turns to contemporary worship and discusses how the early history pattern of worship might instruct Christians today in their own practice

  2. Wyatt Graham says:

    Good, clear arguments Interestingly, he seems somewhat bemused at what Athanasius did by developing a metaphysical explanation for why Christians worship Christ as God 101 102 And he also oddly use the language of binary worship of God despite the fact that he sees the Holy Spirit playing an important role in the New Testament Why not call it a triadic shape that has the Father and Son as the primary recipients of honour

  3. Ryan Jankowski says:

    This book was footnoted in another book I am currently reading The Pastor s Book by R Kent Hughes and I thought it might be a helpful supplement to furthering an understanding of early church worship practices as the footnote suggested I was sadly disappointed There is little of substance to this short work I would not recommend.

  4. Adam Godbold says:

    Hurtado offers some interesting perspectives into the history of Christian worship, particularly regarding the inclusion of Jesus into the worship life of first centry Jewish disciples of Jesus who were earnestly striving to keep careful fidelity to the monotheistic dogma of Old Testament Hebrew religion He gives a panoramic glimpse into what characterized early Christian worship in the Church and, in the final chapter, brings everything home to the worship life of the Church today, giving sugg Hurtado offers some interesting perspectives into the history of Christian worship, particularly regarding the inclusion of Jesus into the worship life of first centry Jewish disciples of Jesus who were earnestly striving to keep careful fidelity to the monotheistic dogma of Old Testament Hebrew religion He gives a panoramic glimpse into what characterized early Christian worship in the Church and, in the final chapter, brings everything home to the worship life of the Church today, giving suggestions as to how we might worshipmindfully and, hence,effectually After all, earthly worship, he says, is participation in the activity of heaven, directed unto Him who sits upon the throne and unto the Lamb if we would but open our spiritual eyes, we could see that we are accompanied by angels, our voices joining in with theirs For me, this was a re read

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