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Essays: Christian Worship in Reformed Churches Past and Present

Lukas Vischer, ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003. 444 pp. $45.00. ISBN 0802805205. www.eerdmans.com

For a further understanding of Reformed worship both globally and historically, consider adding this collection edited by Lukas Vischer (reviewed also in RW 68, p. 46). Includes essays on the Reformation and the development of worship on continental Europe, the United Kingdom, and North America by leading scholars. Also covers the history and practice of worship in South Africa, Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Pacific, and Australia by native scholars who do much to expand our understanding of our Reformed brothers and sisters. This substantial volume concludes with yet other contributors considering a Reformed response to contemporary issues. This book is as deep as it is wide, well worth investing the time it will take to read it. It also provides bibliographies for further research in each area.