Christ, Baptism and the Lord's Supper: Recovering the Sacraments for Evangelical Worship

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InterVarsity Press, 10.08.2004 - 249 Seiten
  • Winner of a Christianity Today 2005 Book Award

Baptism. The Lord's Supper. We recognize these church practices. But do we really grasp their meaning and place in Christian worship? Is our neglect of them hindering our communion with Christ? Are we missing the real drama of our salvation? Often the object of debate, the sacraments are likewise neglected and superficially understood. Leonard Vander Zee makes a compelling case that these problems can be overcome when we see the connection between Baptism and the Lord's Supper and the continuing ministry of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word of God. Founding his discussion in biblical teaching reaching back to the creation narrative and forward to the teaching of Jesus and the apostle Paul, Vander Zee sees the Christ-centered celebration of these sacraments as essential to the renewal of the church. A reappropriation of Baptism and the Eucharist, especially in the evangelical church, holds great promise for healing the rift between the natural and the spiritual, the personal and social, the head and the heart, and between the body of believers and our Lord Jesus Christ who died for us and now lives to make intercessions for us. In Christ, Baptism and the Lord's Supper,Vander Zee not only opens up a Christ-centered approach to the sacraments but also provides guidance on the practical matters that face pastors and parishioners in the pursuit of a renewed and authentic Christian worship.

 

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Nutzerbericht  - StephenBarkley - LibraryThing

Evangelicals have an uneasy relationship with the sacraments. Having tossed five of the Catholic's seven, the Protestant church has doubled-down on the value and importance of baptism and the Lord's ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Nutzerbericht  - Uri Brito - Christianbook.com

Vandee Zee writes out of a deep sense of grief over the evangelical denial/neglect of the Sacraments. This is what truly drives him to write this informative book. In his own words, Evangelicals ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Preface
9
The Restoration of a Sacramental Universe in the Sacrament of Christ
13
What Are Sacraments?
27
Sacraments in the Bible
37
Christ is the Quintessential Sacrament
45
How Do Sacraments Work?
53
Introduction and Biblical Background
71
A Theology and Practice of Baptism for Today
101
Infant Baptism
121
Introduction and Biblical Background
135
A Brief History of the Theology of the Lords Supper
161
A Theology of the Lords Supper for Today
187
What Happens at the Table? A WiderAngle View
221
Names Index
247
Scripture Index
248
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Über den Autor (2004)

Leonard J. Vander Zee (M.Div., Calvin Theological Seminary) is editor in chief for Faith Alive Christian Resources. Previously he served in pastorates in Indiana, Michigan, Iowa and New York. He is the author of In Life and In Death: A Pastoral Guide for Funerals (CRC Publications, 1992) and More Than Words: Prayer as a Way of Life, a Leader's Guide (CRC Publications, 1995). His articles have appeared in The Banner, Reformed Worship, Perspectives and Christianity Today.

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