From Israel to Epworth: An assessment of the Psalms in the life of Methodist worship

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/110435
Title:
From Israel to Epworth: An assessment of the Psalms in the life of Methodist worship
Authors:
Houghton, Gillian M.
Abstract:
This dissertation looks at contemporary use of the Psalms in Methodist public worship, showing how Methodism is abandoning the tradition of using the Psalms and losing touch with both Christian tradition and the wishes of its founding father, John Wesley. The literature review considers the history of the Psalms in worship and then looks at their contemporary importance for worship. This includes an assessment of the universality both of the emotions expressed in the Psalms and of the language used. The importance of the Psalms to early Methodism is also considered. By means of two questionnaires issued to preachers and worshippers in the Lytham St Annes' Circuit of the Methodist Church, the dissertation goes on to show the limited use made of the Psalms in Methodist worship and the detrimental effect of this limited use. Finally the dissertation outlines somes means by which the Psalms might be reincorporated into Methodist worship and offers reasons, drawn from the literature review, about why this is so important for the spiritual well-being of individual worshippers.
Advisors:
Christianson, Eric
Publisher:
University of Liverpool (Chester College of Higher Education)
Publication Date:
Jul-2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/110435
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Masters Dissertations

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dc.contributor.advisorChristianson, Ericen
dc.contributor.authorHoughton, Gillian M.en
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-27T14:14:30Zen
dc.date.available2010-08-27T14:14:30Zen
dc.date.issued2003-07en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/110435en
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation looks at contemporary use of the Psalms in Methodist public worship, showing how Methodism is abandoning the tradition of using the Psalms and losing touch with both Christian tradition and the wishes of its founding father, John Wesley. The literature review considers the history of the Psalms in worship and then looks at their contemporary importance for worship. This includes an assessment of the universality both of the emotions expressed in the Psalms and of the language used. The importance of the Psalms to early Methodism is also considered. By means of two questionnaires issued to preachers and worshippers in the Lytham St Annes' Circuit of the Methodist Church, the dissertation goes on to show the limited use made of the Psalms in Methodist worship and the detrimental effect of this limited use. Finally the dissertation outlines somes means by which the Psalms might be reincorporated into Methodist worship and offers reasons, drawn from the literature review, about why this is so important for the spiritual well-being of individual worshippers.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Liverpool (Chester College of Higher Education)en
dc.subjectPslamsen
dc.subjectMethodismen
dc.subjectworshipen
dc.titleFrom Israel to Epworth: An assessment of the Psalms in the life of Methodist worshipen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMThen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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