Worship, theology, and praxis at Antioch Community Church, Waltham, Massachusetts: an exploration of the foundations of worship from a Baptist-Charismatic perspective
Snape, Daniel Patrick
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This project thesis explores and identifies the foundational suppositions that undergird corporate worship at Antioch Community Church of Waltham (as part of Antioch Community Church of Greater Boston), and to that end examines the relationship between an articulated theology of worship and the worship praxis that simultaneously embodies and generates that theology. Research for this project included review of selected works on worship and liturgical theology, interpretation of significant biblical texts, an exploration of contemporary praise and worship music, the development and interpretation of a church survey, and a series of interviews and ethnographic investigations. This study shows that the church articulates its theology of worship within a scriptural framework and places a high value on encountering the presence of the triune God through experiential worship that engages the whole person.