What Is the Right Kind of Worship . . . If You Want North American Congregations to Sing Global Songs?

Swee Hong Lim

Abstract


This article was presented by Swee Hong Lim at the Symposium on Worship at Duke Divinity School, March 24-25, 2017. Each of the six plenary presenters at that event addressed one aspect of the question, "What is the right kind of worship music if . . . ?" Dr. Lim considered issues in bringing global songs to North American congregations. In this aritcle, Dr. Lim draws from the concepts of epiclesis and anamnesis in thoughtful engagement with songs of "the Other."

Keywords


epiclesis; anamnesis; worship; music; singing; global; song; praise; Christian; Christianity; church; congregation; North America; Other

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