School of Music
Doctor of Worship Studies (DWS)
Abraham, Worship, Principles, Old Testament, Faith, Obedience
Gaddy, Cameron Scott, "Old Testament Principles for Worship: Worship Practices Applied to Modern-Day Worship in the Evangelical Church from the Life of Abraham" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2985.
Worship in the evangelical church faces challenges regarding its purpose, design, and method of expression. In order to cultivate an authentic community of worshippers, Christians must first strive to understand the biblical basis of worship. Worship is initiated by God and requires a response from man. Many studies have shown the importance of understanding the biblical foundations of worship; however, few studies have focused on understanding biblical worship through observing the historical development of God’s identity through the biblical character of Abraham. The purpose of this study is to identify key worship principles from the life of Abraham that may be applied to the 21st Century evangelical community. Principles discussed are primarily drawn from Abraham’s life experiences as recorded in the Old Testament. Of primary importance to this project is the application of practices prevalently seen through Abraham’s worship. This study is based on three initial pre-suppositions: 1) Abraham’s Worship; The Calling, 2) Abraham’s Worship: The Covenant, and 3) Abraham Worship: Faithful Sacrifice.