Selected Publications

Arnold, Jochen. Theologie des Gottesdienstes: Eine Verhältnisbestimmung von Liturgie und Dogmatik. 3rd edition. Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2020. [Google Books]

Begbie, Jeremy S. Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music (Engaging Culture). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007. [Google Books]

Brink, Emily, and John D. Witvliet, eds. The Worship Sourcebook. 2nd edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship / Faith Alive Christian Resources / Baker Books, 2013 []

Brown, David; ‎Gavin Hopps. The Extravagance of Music. Cham (Switzerland): Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. [Google Books]

Brueggemann, Walter. Israel’s Praise: Doxology against Idolatry and Ideology. Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press, 1988.

Carson, Donald A., ed. Worship: Adoration and Action. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2002. [1st edition: Baker Book House, 1993] [Google Books]

Endalkachew Hawaz. በኑሮ የሚደረግ አምልኮ [Worship in Life]. Published by Halwot Worship Ministry, 2020. (Order Amazon Kindle edition)

Félix-Jäger, Steven. Renewal Worship: A Theology of Pentecostal Doxology. Grand Rapids: IVP Academic, 2022. [Google Books]

King, Roberta R. Global Arts and Christian Witness: Exegeting Culture, Translating the Message, and Communicating Christ (Mission in Global Community). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2019. [Google Books]

Krabill, James R., general ed. Worship and Mission for the Church: An Ethnodoxology Handbook. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 2013. [Introductory Material]

Schlink, Edmund. Ecumenical Dogmatics. Translated and edited by M.L. Becker (Edmund Schlink Works; vols. 2/1 and 2/2). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2023. [Google Books; see esp. chapt. XXV: The Adoration of God]

Smith, James K.A. Cultural Liturgies; vol. 1: Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2009. [Google Books]

Sorge, Bob. Exploring Worship: A Practical Guide to Praise & Worship. 2nd edition. Kansas City, MO: Oasis House, 2001. [Google Books]

  • Amharic translation by Gezahegn Mussie, published in 2007. (Used in theological schools and Bible schools in Ethiopia). [Read online]

Steinmetz, Uwe. Jazz in Worship and Worship in Jazz: Exploring the Musical Language of Liturgical, Sacred, and Spiritual Jazz in a Postsecular Age (Art Monitor, 86). Ph.D. dissertation. Gothenburg University 2021. [Download via; view the author’s typology of religously inspired jazz]

Sunquist, Scott W. Understanding Christian Mission: Participation in Suffering and Glory. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013. [Google Books; see esp. Part 3]

Taylor, W. David O. A Body of Praise: Understanding the Role of Our Physical Bodies in Worship. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2023. [Google Books]

Wainwright, Geoffrey. Doxology: The Praise of God in Worship, Doctrine and Life: A Systematic Theology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980. [Google Books]

Webber, Robbert E. Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2008. [Google Books]

Wrogemann, Henning. Intercultural Theology; vol. 2: Theologies of Mission, tr. K.E. Böhmer (Missiological Engagements). Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2018. [Google Books; see esp. Part IV: Mission as Oikumenical Doxology]

Further Reading

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(The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies; January 2023).