Transformations of Christian Worship in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

July 11, 2022 - July 15, 2022
July 11, 2022 - July 15, 2022 Time: 2:00 pm for 3 Hours 2pm (PT) / 5pm (ET) / 6pm (AT)
Audit: $285; Credit: $360

Whether you worship at a megachurch in Korea, an Anglican cathedral, a small congregation on the prairies, or a Roman Catholic campus ministry, the way your community worships has been impacted by the multiple movements that have transformed Christian worship over the past century. In this course, we explore the liturgical movement, ecumenical movement, charismatic movement, inculturation, contemporary worship, new monastic and contemplative practices, movements reclaiming medieval traditions, online worship, and more to understand why we worship the way we do today, and what this might mean for the future. In addition to recent liturgical history, we examine the deeper cultural and theological dynamics shaping modern liturgical change, and present-day applications in a diversity of settings.

Course will be taught in person at VST, and via Zoom for distance students (certificate and degree students must connect synchronously if studying via Zoom)