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Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Best definition of worship I've seen. . . . .
Worship is the
of participating
through the
in the incarnate
communion with the

This is from James Torrence, a reformed English scholar who has written a good book on worship and the Trinity.
posted by John David Walt | at 6/14/2006 10:30:00 AM



Blogger gmw said...

no doubt. great definition of worship. short but packed.

11:45 AM EDT  
Blogger ap said...

JD, thanks for sharing this. What's Torrance's book called?

12:25 PM EDT  
Blogger JohnDeere said...

Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace. James B. Torrance. jd

1:17 PM EDT  
Blogger Amie Lou said...

My old OT prof use to use this definition - and who knows where he got it from...

"Worship is the acknowledgement of who God is and our relationship to Him."

I had to throw that in - but I liked yours too :)


6:42 PM EDT  
Blogger JohnDeere said...

thanks amie-- but isn't that the BIG question-- who is God. this is the beauty of Torrance's definition-- it names God as Trinity--Father-Son and Spirit and in the most succinct way talks about the interrelationships and how we connect with that.

11:09 PM EDT  
Blogger Amie Lou said...

good deal -- I hear ya :-)

12:05 PM EDT  
Anonymous JP said...

excellent...poetic and packed with meaning. Ever notice how the most powerful of statements, prayers, etc are typically short? Lord's Prayer, 23rd Psalm, Gettysburg Address, this definition of worship....
In few words is found deep meaning?

6:50 PM EDT  

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