The Four Gospels on Sunday

The Four Gospels on Sunday

by Gordon Lathrop (Editor)


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Premier liturgical theologian Gordon Lathrop argues that far too often liturgy, preaching, and liturgical theology are informed by nave and outdated exegesis. In another fully original and deeply reflective work, Lathrop partners with newer biblical studies to see the Gospels anew. He treats the Gospels as early witnesses to the meaning of Christian assembly and forces in the shaping and reshaping of liturgy.Lathrop first probes each Gospel historically and exegetically to discern what it tells us about early Christian worship and Christians' relationship to the Risen One. Then Lathrop treats the Gospels together to draw out more of their contemporary importance, especially ways in which they can enrich our reflection about the assembly itself, ministry, baptism, the use of scripture in liturgy, and unity within ecumenical diversity.Taking seriously the origins of the New Testament, as we understand them today, Lathrop demonstrates that the Gospels can remain a true catalyst for liturgical theology and liturgical renewal, as well as an inspiring link to the faith and convictions of the earliest followers of the Christian way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800698522
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 12/01/2011
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Gordon W. Lathrop has taught liturgy at Wartburg Theological Seminary, the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Yale Divinity School, and the Virginia Theological Seminary. His books from Fortress Press include the trilogy Holy Ground (2003), Holy People (1999), and Holy Things (1993), as well as The Four Gospels on Sunday (2012) and The Pastor (2006). He is also the author of Central Things (Worship Matters, 2005).

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