From the Foreword by Edward DonnellyThe timeliness of this volume springs from the fact that we are living through a worship revolution. Evangelical worship has changed as much in the last twenty years as in the previous two hundred. The process has been swift, pervasive and controversial, leading to the tragic emergence of what have been called "worship wars" in which broFrom the Foreword by Edward DonnellyThe timeliness of this volume springs from the fact that we are living through a worship revolution. Evangelical worship has changed as much in the last twenty years as in the previous two hundred. The process has been swift, pervasive and controversial, leading to the tragic emergence of what have been called "worship wars" in which brothers and sisters in Christ actually quarrel over how to worship their heavenly Father. These developments have not taken place in a context of spiritual renewal. They seem, rather, to be partly the product and partly the cause of an increasing shallowness and worldliness among the professing people of God. Reformed churches are not proving immune to the clamour for change. So it is useful to have before us a calm, reasoned discussion of one of the issues.I enthusiastically recommend this book on congregational worship. It is a great relief to have access to a scholarly modern examination of the question, "What musical instruments are and which are not permissible in the public Worship of God?" For clarity and fullness of treatment, yetat the same time for courtesy and pastoral wisdom, this short study on an aspect of the regulative principle is first-class. I highly recommend it to church members as Well as to ministers of the gospel. - MAURICE ROBERTS, MINISTER OF INVERNESS FREE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND (continuing)...
|Title||:||Old Light on New Worship: Musical Instruments and the Worship of God, a Theological, Historical and Psychological Study|
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Old Light on New Worship: Musical Instruments and the Worship of God, a Theological, Historical and Psychological Study Reviews
Excellent book. A must have in the library of those who oppose instruments in Christian worship. Price does an excellent job of presenting a solid case for his view of the regulative principle in worship as well as presenting historical evidence from the Church Fathers and Reformers. The only ones who will have issue with this book are those who have completely closed their minds to searching out this subject. Anyone who has a desire to have their beliefs confirmed, or is studying this out, this is a must read. The only issues I had with book were first theological. He mentions the enabling work of the Spirit at various point in a manner which I can't condone with good conscience. Also, his first appendix on "An Exhortation to Unity" seems to soften the force of his arguments made previously in the book. While I understand the patient work of reformation within groups that have used instruments for many years, I don't see how one can continue to worship at a church where you can't worship in good conscience. The previous arguments call for us to not casually walk into the presence of God, but to do so with reverence and fear; the idea that we can continue to worship God in a manner he hasn't prescribed seems to nullify that previous plea. But, I still recommend this book as a valuable resource.
Just not convincing. Too many arguments based on 'rational worship', whatever that may be! The whole argument requires a quasi dispensational reading of the Bible, which never questions the assumptions behind the church fathers and the reformers on this subject, I.e., a pagan Greek suspicion of music.
Excellent book, lots of documented research. Will not be popular with many because of our society and the infiltration of "culture" into the church.
The book gives a good historical view of "reformed" church worship. The book is too repetitive and repetitive. The author makes too many illogical leaps of logic that lead to poor conclusions.