Worship renewal in the twentieth century has focused on two key issues: understanding what worship is and experiencing the power of worship…Because worship is multifaceted, no single definition completely captures it in full. The following attempts at definition express the richness and diversity of worship and show that a key to renewal is the awareness of worship as both a divine action and a human response.
Robert Webber, “What Is Worship Renewal,” in the complete Library of Christian Worship, Vol. 3, ed. Robert E. Webber (Peabody: Hendrickson Publisher, Inc., 1993), 99
[Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at eleven historical definitions of worship from this same book.]