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Author Maag, Karin, author

Title Lifting hearts to the Lord : worship with John Calvin in sixteenth-century Geneva / Karin Maag
Published Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 209 pages)
Series The church at worship : case studies from Christian history
Church at worship.
Contents The context worshiping community : sixteenth-century Geneva -- Timeline -- Liturgical landscape -- Geographical landscape -- Cautions for studying Geneva's worship history -- Significant themes and practices to observe -- Describing the community's worship : John Calvin's Geneva, 1541-1564 -- Documenting the community's worship --Why study Geneva's worship? suggestions for devotional use -- Why study Geneva's worship? discussion questions for small groups -- Why study Geneva's worship? A guide for different disciplines and areas of interest
Summary Bringing together a rich range of primary sources -- images, liturgies, sermons, letters, eyewitness accounts, and Genevan consistory records -- this book examines worship as it was taught and practiced in John Calvin's Geneva. Several of these primary sources are translated into English for the first time, offering new resources for studying Calvin and his context. Karin Maag uses Geneva as a case study for investigating the theology and practice of worship in the Reformation era. Covering the period from 1541 to 1564, the year of Calvin's death, Lifting Hearts to the Lord captures both Calvin's signal contribution to Reformation worship and the voices of ordinary Genevans as they navigated -- and debated, even fought about -- the changes in worship resulting from the Reformation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-207) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.
Public worship -- Geneva (Republic)
Geneva (Republic) -- Church history.
Genre/Form Church history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1467444006 (electronic bk.)
9781467444002 (electronic bk.)