Ancient-Future Worship

Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative

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God has a story. Worship does God's story.

There is a crisis of worship today. The problem goes beyond matters of style--it is a crisis of content and of form. Worship in churches today is too often dead and dry, or busy and self-involved. Robert Webber attributes these problems to a loss of vision of God and of God's narrative in past, present, and future history. As he examines worship practices of Old Testament Israel and the early church, Webber uncovers ancient principles and practices that can reinvigorate our worship today and into the future.

The final volume in Webber's acclaimed Ancient-Future series, Ancient-Future Worship is the culmination of a lifetime of study and reflection on Christian worship. Here is an urgent call to recover a vigorous, God-glorifying, transformative worship through the enactment and proclamation of God's glorious story. The road to the future, argues Webber, runs through the past.

The Author

  1. Robert E. Webber

    Robert E. Webber

    Robert E. Webber (1933-2007) was, at the time of his death, Myers Professor of Ministry at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois, and served as the president of the Institute for Worship Studies in Orange Park, Florida. His many books include...

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"Webber provides a good deal of primary textual reference and quality exegesis that together form a coherent argument. . . . Not only does the book successfully address its popular audience, but it also provides thought-provoking analysis of the development of nontraditional Protestant worship in recent American history for the scholar, as well as helpful ideas for lecture and discussion for the teacher."--Nathan Jennings, Religious Studies Review