God against religion : rethinking Christian theology through worship / Matthew Myer Boulton.

By: Boulton, Matthew Myer, 1970-
Material type: TextTextSeries: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship liturgical studies series: Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2008Description: xviii, 242 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 9780802829726 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Reformed Church -- Liturgy | Public worship -- Reformed ChurchDDC classification: 264/.042 LOC classification: BX9427 | .B67 2008
Contents:
Prelude : God against religion -- Introduction : rethinking theology through worship in the Reformed tradition -- The invention of God -- Karl Barth on worship as "fall" -- Rereading Genesis 2-4 -- "We pray by his mouth" -- Karl Barth on worship as "reconciliation" -- Martin Luther and Christian life -- God against religion -- Postlude : reforming worship.
Introduction: Rethinking theology through worship in the reformed tradition -- The invention of God -- Karl Barth on worship as "fall" -- The work of "religion" -- The creation of Eve -- Revelation, idolatry, and the Holy Spirit -- Rereading Genesis 2-4 -- Eden and intimacy -- Leitourgia and separation -- Religion and murder -- "We pray by His mouth" -- Karl Barth on worship as "reconciliation" -- The work of human being -- The work of gratitude -- Conspiracy and solidarity -- Martin Luther and Christian life -- Martin Luther's simul -- Penitential life -- Baptismal life -- God against religion -- A theology of invocation -- The end of Christianity -- The play of redemption -- Postlude : Reforming worship -- "No difference at all" -- "All the difference in the world" -- Christian Baptism -- Christian Communion.
Review: "This volume outlines a Christian theology that takes worship as its basic framework, as the occasion of not only approach toward God in piety but also separation from God in sin. Drawing on Luther, Calvin, and especially Karl Barth, Matthew Myer Boulton builds a Reformed liturgical theology, maintaining that the God of Jesus Christ if a "God against religion," one who saves human beings from religion by entering it, transforming it, and ultimately ending it."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 232-236).

Prelude : God against religion -- Introduction : rethinking theology through worship in the Reformed tradition -- Pt. I. The invention of God -- 1. Karl Barth on worship as "fall" -- 2. Rereading Genesis 2-4 -- Pt. II. "We pray by his mouth" -- 3. Karl Barth on worship as "reconciliation" -- 4. Martin Luther and Christian life -- 5. God against religion -- Postlude : reforming worship.

Introduction: Rethinking theology through worship in the reformed tradition -- The invention of God -- Karl Barth on worship as "fall" -- The work of "religion" -- The creation of Eve -- Revelation, idolatry, and the Holy Spirit -- Rereading Genesis 2-4 -- Eden and intimacy -- Leitourgia and separation -- Religion and murder -- "We pray by His mouth" -- Karl Barth on worship as "reconciliation" -- The work of human being -- The work of gratitude -- Conspiracy and solidarity -- Martin Luther and Christian life -- Martin Luther's simul -- Penitential life -- Baptismal life -- God against religion -- A theology of invocation -- The end of Christianity -- The play of redemption -- Postlude : Reforming worship -- "No difference at all" -- "All the difference in the world" -- Christian Baptism -- Christian Communion.

"This volume outlines a Christian theology that takes worship as its basic framework, as the occasion of not only approach toward God in piety but also separation from God in sin. Drawing on Luther, Calvin, and especially Karl Barth, Matthew Myer Boulton builds a Reformed liturgical theology, maintaining that the God of Jesus Christ if a "God against religion," one who saves human beings from religion by entering it, transforming it, and ultimately ending it."--BOOK JACKET.

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