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God's Mission and the Christian Assembly: The Search for an Alternative Practice of Worship

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The search for something alternative characterizes the practice of worship in many contemporary Christian assemblies. Although “alternative” is often set in opposition to “traditional,” it is better understood in response to “conventional” worship. Five such alternative movements are described here: liturgical movement, contemporary worship movement, liberation perspectives, Pentecostalism, and postmodern approaches. The alternative impulse in all of these perspectives has to do with a fuller realization of the Christian assembly in relation to God's mission.
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Keywords: Christian assembly; God's mission; alternative worship movements; conventional worship; worship

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Thomas Schattauer is Professor of Liturgics and Dean of the Chapel at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He is a past president of the North American Academy of Liturgy.

Publication date: June 1, 2011

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