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Author:
James B. Jordan
ISBN13:
978-0975391495
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0975391496
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Publisher:
Athanasius Press; Third edition (January 1, 2009)
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The Liturgy Trap book.

The Liturgy Trap book. The meta-point of The Liturgy Trap is that while church tradition has its proper place and should be shown a great deal of attention and respect, still it must always submit and conform to God’s Word. If it is elevated to be on par with scripture or to stand in authority over scripture then we commit the same pharisaical sins that Jesus condemned. This, of course, is not a new argument; it was at the core of the Reformation.

James B. Jordan holds an . Mr. Jordan concisely summarizes some of the history and development of tradition and describes more biblical ways to view the Bible and worship. and a ThM from Westminster Theological Seminary and a DLitt from the Central School of Religion. He has served as a pastor in Texas, and was the director and chief instructor at Geneva Divinity School. He is now the director of Biblical Horizons, and lives in Niceville, Florida.

2 quotes from The Liturgy Trap: The Bible versus Mere Tradition in Worship: ‘when God says to do or. .In other words, the only thing to look at in worship is other people. James B. Jordan, The Liturgy Trap: The Bible Versus Mere Tradition in Worship.

2 quotes from The Liturgy Trap: The Bible versus Mere Tradition in Worship: ‘when God says to do or not do some physical thing with our bodies, it is im.

Jordan has also served since 2000 as head of the Department of Biblical Studies at the Biblical . The liturgy trap: The Bible versus mere tradition in worship. Transfiguration Press.

Jordan has also served since 2000 as head of the Department of Biblical Studies at the Biblical Theological Seminary, St. Petersburg, Russia, where he teaches Old Testament and Eschatology. In 2011, Wipf and Stock published a Festschrift in Jordan's honor. Glory of Kings: A Festschrift in Honor of James B. Jordan. p. 98. ISBN 978-1-883690-04-5.

In this book, James B. Jordan sorts out the true and the false in the area of worship practice, discussing the cult of the saints, the veneration of icons, apostolic succession, virginity and celibacy, the presence of Christ at His Supper, and the doctrine of tradition.

We hear all to often that someone has decided to leave the Evangelical Christian faith and to join the Church of Rome, or Eastern Orthodoxy, or High Anglicanism. The lure is liturgy and tradition, and since the Evangelical and Reformed churches so often have such poor worship, it is not hard to understand the pull exercised by those churches that have a heritage of formality, sobriety and beauty.

The lure is liturgy and tradition, and since the Evangelical and Reformed churches so often have such poor worship . But it accomplishes more than a basic premise for

The lure is liturgy and tradition, and since the Evangelical and Reformed churches so often have such poor worship, it is not hard to understand the pull exercised by those churches that have a heritage of formality, sobriety and beauty. This cure, however, is far worse than the disease. The answer to the weaknesses of Evangelicalism is not a turn toward the fallacies and errors of Rome, Orthodoxy and Anglo-Catholicism, but a return to Biblical patterns of worship. But it accomplishes more than a basic premise for

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The liturgy trap: The Bible versus mere tradition in worship. Goldsworthy has authored several other books including According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible, and Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture. of the University of Cambridge in England, and the T. of Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia.

We hear all to often that someone has decided to leave the Evangelical Christian faith and to join the Church of Rome, or Eastern Orthodoxy, or High Anglicanism. The lure is liturgy and tradition, and since the Evangelical and Reformed churches so often have such poor worship, it is not hard to understand the pull exercised by those churches that have a heritage of formality, sobriety and beauty. This cure, however, is far worse than the disease. The answer to the weaknesses of Evangelicalism is not a turn toward the fallacies and errors of Rome, Orthodoxy and Anglo-Catholicism, but a return to Biblical patterns of worship. Just as there is true and false doctrine, so there are true and false worship patterns. In this book, James B. Jordan sorts out the true and the false in the area of worship practice, discussing the cult of the saints, the veneration of icons, apostolic succession, virginity and celibacy, the presence of Christ at His Supper, and the doctrine of tradition.
  • I am a voracious reader of James B. Jordan and most of the time think he is one of the finest minds in the theological world today. I have this book in print and thought it was one of his finest, despite it thin size. If you have anyone considering leaving the Reformed or even Protestant camp for Orthodoxy or Roman Catholicism buy him this book. They may still go, but it will be with eyes opened.

    However, since my Kindle goes almost everywhere I do, I purchased the Kindle version as well. Here my marks are not so high. Whoever is is charge of using OCR to convert the print to Kindle could not have even proofread it once. At times the mistakes make the text almost unintelligible. For example:

    " To be sure there are diTerent callings, diTerent oUces, and diTerent degrees of maturity, but there is no category diTerence between Wrst-class and second-class believers."

    After a time you can figure out the pattern to the errors (W=fi) but what a distraction!

    In any case, a 5 for content and a 2 for OCR processing to the Kindle edition.

  • From the beginning, Jordan's thesis is that there are better options than Rome or Eastern orthodoxy. Overall he had some great, to the point arguments against it. It was very apparent he had though through these issues before. I had at one time thought of converting to Rome, and this book helped solidify that while I can appreciate much about Rome, I should not convert, and stay in Protestantism.

    My one complaint would be that some chapters could be expounded on. He could tease out some arguments a bit more

    But overall a good book, and an easy read

  • Whilst one may not always agree with Jordan, he writes with great authority and commands respect.I would have awarded a further star had it not been for the terrible typos that beset every page.They are so bad that the book should be withdrawn for correction and reissue

  • A different perspective. Changed my mind on the importance of liturgy.

  • I was disappointed in this book. I had heard an interview with the author, in which he had argued for far more robust "Reformed"/Presbyterian worship. But this book is almost entirely devoted to denouncing what is traditionally known as "high-church" worship -- such as is found in Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and many Anglican/Episcopal churches. The book is almost entirely about what is wrong with "them" and not about what "we" need to do to improve "our own" churches.

  • This book is an EXCELLENT treatment on the subject. Very concise, but still fairly comprehensive (and gracious); James Jordan did an excellent job with this.

    I'll be recommending it to a dear friend who recently converted to Eastern Orthodox.

  • This is a thoughtful, sympathetic book towards people who are finally starting to recognize the failings of the evangelical movement and who are drawn to the rich beauty of highly liturgical churches. Mr. Jordan concisely summarizes some of the history and development of tradition and describes more biblical ways to view the Bible and worship.

  • This was a birthday gift for my husband. It came quickly. He loved the book so much we got another for his dad for father's day, which also came very quickly. Thanks