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With Reverence and Awe

Returning to the Basics of Reformed Worship

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780875521794
Publication Date 05/21/02

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Even among Reformed Christians, worship is a fighting word. Conflicting expectations for worship reveal that there is significant confusion about its nature, purpose, and practice.

Originally designed for Sunday school classes, this book is a primer to the fundamentals of worship, drawing from Scripture and Reformed confessions. By overviewing how Reformed theology informs how we think about, put together, and participate in a worship service, Hart and Muether prepare us to gather corporately for worship in ways that are appropriate to our Triune God. 


“This is a good book, which ought to be read by every believer who wishes to engage in worship that is pleasing to God because it is worship that is in harmony with God’s will as revealed in the inspired, infallible Scriptures.”

—Robert D. Decker, Protestant Reformed Theological Journal

“The authors are measured, balanced and compactly comprehensive. The book is, after all, a primer, so they shorthand some of the more controversial or questionable Old School hermeneutics. It’s nonetheless heartily recommended to pastors and elders.”

—Gerry Wisz, Christian Renewal

“[A] well-written, thought-provoking volume. . . . Laymen and ministers should read this discussion of the value of Reformed worship and what Reformed worship is.”

—Christian Observer


The Authors

John R. Muether

John R. Muether

John R. Muether (MAR, Westminster Theological Seminary) is librarian and associate professor of church history at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. The coauthor of four volumes, Muether has served on the Harvard Divinity School library staff and has been librarian at Western Theological Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary. He has served on the editorial board of Regeneration Quarterly and on the board of directors of Mars Hill Audio. He is historian of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and serves on that denomination’s Christian Education Committee.

D.G. Hart

D.G. Hart

D. G. Hart studied American history at the Johns Hopkins University and has served as director of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals at Wheaton College and academic dean and professor of church history at Westminster Seminary in California. He is currently visiting assistant professor of history at Hillsdale College.

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