What language is most appropriate for worship? Should it lean toward the colloquial, perhaps targeting those attending a worship service for the first time? Or should it be a language with deeper roots, the language of a community that, for the most part, already loves the God to whom worship is offered?Ronald Byars argues that the communal speech that truly honors God is, in fact, biblical langua...
Series: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Eerdmans; First Printing edition (January 14, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 2509490
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The author calls this a "reverse Bible study" as he examines the liturgy of worship through the lens of how Scripture is used in every part of the liturgy. A great resource and must-read for anyone responsible for liturgical planning and implementat...
ncompasses a vast range of forms -- poetry and prose, song and proverb, parable and narrative. Byars explains how biblical language becomes liturgical language that pushes us beyond what we already think we know, requiring us to think anew about death and resurrection, beginnings and endings, and the life of faith. What Language Shall I Borrow? is an instructive, eloquent reminder not to retreat from biblical language and images but to fully embrace them in our worship today.