Book: Postmodern Worship and the Arts

Doug Adams and Michael Moynahan, eds. San Jose, Calif.: Resource Publications, Inc, 2002. 184 pp. $49.95. ISBN 0-89390-546-1.

This anthology has contributions from eighteen writers, all of whom connected in some way to James L. Empereur, former chair of the doctoral faculty in worship and the arts at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. The authors include scholars, theologians, musicians, and a dancer, and cover a wide range of ways that art can help “a church grow through worship that draws in all ages, all races, and all classes.” The wide range of authors ensures varied perspectives, in fact, some even beyond a Christian context (Confucian, for example). Topics include drama, dance, music, Hispanic worship, funeral liturgy, and cultural diversity in worship planning.

Reformed Worship 64 © June 2002, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Used by permission.