The Spirit in Worship and
Worship in the Spirit
February 21-23, 2008
In recent decades there has appeared to be a sharp divide between the liturgical traditions of the older classical and Reformation Churches on the one hand, and the worship of the newer Pentecostal and charismatic churches on the other, with the latter emphasizing that they worship "in the Spirit." Scholars and practitioners representing both sides of this apparent divide come together to explore the place and understanding of the Holy Spirit in their respective worship traditions.
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Dan Albrecht, Assemblies of God, California: In the Spirit -- Transmuting Worship Patterns, Attitudes and Convictions Pentecostally.
Teresa Berger, Yale University: Veni Creator Spiritus -- The Elusive Real Presence of the Spirit in the Catholic Tradition
Paul Bradshaw, University of Notre Dame: The Rediscovery of the Holy Spirit in Modern Eucharistic Theology and Practice.
Simon Chan, Trinity Theological College, Singapore: The Liturgy as the Work of the Spirit.
Melva Costen, Atlanta, Georgia: The Spirit and African American Worship Traditions.
Jonathan Draper, South Africa: The Holy Spirit in the Worship of the Independent African Churches.
Peter Galadza, University of Ottawa:
The Holy Spirit in Eastern Orthodox Worship: Credal Potential, Historical Enfleshments, and Modern Challenges
Max Johnson, Notre Dame University: The Holy Spirit and Lutheran Worship.
Ruth Langer, Boston College: The Presence of God in Jewish Liturgy.
Simon Jones, Merton College, Oxford: Wombs of the Spirit: Incarnational pneumatology in the Syrian baptismal tradition.
Habte Kidane, Ethiopia: The Holy Spirit in the Ethiopian Orthodox Worship Tradition.
James Steven, Bristol UK: The Spirit in Charismatic Worship.
The Rt. Rev. Dr. N. T. Wright, Durham UK: The Spirit and Worship in the New Testament.
Darlene Zschech, Hillsong, Australia: The Spirit in Worship and the Making of Music in the Hillsong Churches.
Organizer: Bryan D. Spinks (Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School)
Registration fee: $120; $40 students
Banquet fee: $35
Registration fee is waived for Yale faculty and students.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
The conference will be held at the Institute of Sacred Music which is located within the Sterling Divinity Quadrangle at Yale.
Institute of Sacred Music
409 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
New Haven is served by Bradley International Airport, LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark; CT Limo offers ground transportation to New Haven. Click here for Yale's pages of New Haven hotel and travel information.
There are a limited number of rooms available for this event at a rate of $115.00 per night at the New Haven Hotel. Please reference group name: Worship Conference.