Nicholas Wolterstorff is author of THE GOD WE WORSHIP: AN EXPLORATION IN LITURGICAL THEOLOGY [http://www.eerdmans.com/Pro...
] and Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology at Yale University. Before going to Yale he was Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for thirty years.
In The God We Worship Nicholas Wolterstorff takes a ground-up approach to liturgical theology, examining the oft-hidden implications of traditional elements of liturgy. Given that “no liturgy has ever been composed from scratch,” Wolterstorff argues that the assumptions taken into worship are key to perceiving the real depths of historical Christianity’s understanding of God.
Across the liturgies of the Orthodox, Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, and Reformed churches, Wolterstorff highlights theologically neglected elements of God, such as an implicit liturgical understanding of God as listener. An exploration of liturgy is not only compelling, Wolterstorff says, but crucial for reconciling differences between the God studied by theologians and the God worshiped by churchgoers on Sunday.
Interviewer: Rachel Bomberger
Camera operators: Ahna Ziegler and Philip Zoutendam
Editor: Ahna Ziegler