Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Anglican, House Church, Liturgy, Sacraments
Christian Denominations and Sects | Christianity | History of Christianity | Liturgy and Worship | Practical Theology | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Andraeas, Alan, "Sacra Domus: The Anglican House Church in Theology and Context" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 825.
The author is an evangelical Anglican priest with a recently formed sacramental house church. Though the house church movement is gaining popularity, no formal guidelines or methodologies exist which address this trend from a liturgical and sacerdotal perspective--even within his diocese. Because of this void, he will examine the following critical issues:
* What are the scriptural foundations for mandating the use of liturgy?
* What are the biblical, theological, and historical precedents for house churches?
* Can there be a complementary union between priestly liturgy and the house church model?
Without guidance from other `reference parishes,' the need for such a methodology will be demonstrated. Survey data demonstrating how other Anglican communions have wrestled with this church model will also be investigated. Recommendations will then be made for future research to aid the Anglican house church and its chief act of worship: the celebration of the Eucharist.
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