Worship in African Contexts of Holism and Crisis

The publication explores four specific questions: What, from an African perspective, is worship? What does it mean to be a worshipping community in the midst of crisis? How does worship relate to the immediacy of crisis and still maintain its timeless confession? More specifically, How do such elements of worship as shape, substance, practice and space reflect the often tragic realities of the gathered community?

These questions guided interactions with leaders, teachers, pastors and parishioners of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, and stimulated discussion, especially with younger and women theologians of the Lutheran communion in Africa.

Publishers: The Lutheran World Federation

Department: Department for Theology and Public Witness

Program: Worship and Congregational Life

Editors: Itonde A. Kakoma

Publication Date: 2005

Pages: 24

ISBN: 3-905676-46-X

Languages: English

 

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