Biblical Psalms in Christian Worship
A video lecture on The Biblical Psalms in Christian Worship: Overlapping Scripts in the Unfolding Drama of Liturgical Performance
The lecture "The Biblical Psalms in Christian Worship: Overlapping Scripts in the Unfolding Drama of Liturgical Performance" by Prof. John Witvliet was presented at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, October 2012.
The talk describes a sampling of the multiple ways that the biblical Psalms function within the script of Christian worship in the West, exploring how rubrics, formal and informal liturgical gestures, and musical motifs frame the reception of the biblical text. It draws on examples across the spectrum of denominational traditions, and asks how recent biblical scholarship might inform and challenge emerging work on the Psalms in liturgy, preaching, pastoral care, education, and Christian witness.