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Themes and Variations for a Christian Doxology

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Old says that worship is best understood by means of several distinctive Biblical concepts which are tied together by the word doxology. Through a series of engaging vignettes--from the lamentations of Israel to the supplications of the Benedictine office--Old presents a rich profusion of worship variations that have developed out of the Biblical themes for a Christian dox ...more
Paperback, 147 pages
Published November 9th 1992 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (first published November 1992)
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James
Oct 26, 2007 James rated it it was amazing
Hughes Oliphant Old is a scholar and a pastor deeply concerned about worship in the Reformed tradition. Old originally wrote the book, "Themes & Variations for a Christian Doxology," as lectures at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. The book reads like a collection of lectures. Each lecture is fascinating, but one is never sure where the author is going to go. The lectures include topics as varied as prayer, liturgy, preaching, art, architecture, music and hymnody. If you are lo ...more
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A good book, where Mr. Old weaves together various aspects of theology and applies them to worship.
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Dr. Hughes Oliphant Old is the John H. Leith Professor of Reformed Theology and Worship at Erskine Theological Seminary and Dean of the Institute for Reformed Worship. He is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and has studied at the University of Tübingen, the Protestant Theological Faculty of Paris, the Institute Catholique of Paris, and the University of Basel. He completed a D. théol. ...more
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