Exercise on Worshipful Doctrine (or Doctrinal Worship)

This is just a 'warm up' for getting you oriented to our basic texts. My hope is that it also orients you to the natural commonality of worship, doctrine, and life in the Christian faith.

Choose a theological claim made in our WCC book Confessing the One Faith, and compare and contrast its presentation in both Barth (representing Reformed confessional theology) and Baggley (representing Catholic/Orthodox liturgical theology). Then compare and contrast the way that claim is treated in your own church's (or church tradition's) dogmatics and its pattern of worship.

If you wish to make some observation or comment on the basis of what this comparison reveals, feel free to conclude with it, but do not consider this essential to the assignment.

Please keep your paper 3-4 pages, double-spaced, and follow the directions in my handout for writing papers. I want to see proper style, clear writing, a thorough answer to the question, and explicit citations of course materials.

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