The Church at Worship is a series of documentary case studies of specific worshiping communities from around the world and throughout Christian history -- case studies that can inform and enrich worship practices today. In Lifting Hearts to the Lord Karin Maag brings together a wealth of primary sources to examine worship as it was taught and practiced in John Calvin's Geneva. Enhanced with Maag's introductions and numerous marginal notes, this volume covers the period from 1541 to 1564, capturing both Calvin's signal contribution to Reformation worship and the voices of ordinary Genevans as they navigated -- and fought about -- changes in their worship.
Some of the primary materials included here:
-+ Selections from John Calvin's Scripture commentaries and sermons dealing with worship
-+ Pages from the Genevan Psalter and service book
-+ Historical maps and illustrations of Geneva and its churches
-+ Genevan city council edicts and ordinances on worship
-+ Excerpts from letters, eyewitness accounts of Reformation worship in Geneva, and consistory records