Liturgy: A General Bibliography

Recent events have spurred me to pull together a general bibliography of materials relevant to the historic Lutheran liturgy. The first was this site’s publication of my article, “Historic Liturgy: Affirmations Prompted by Putdowns.” As stated, it was prompted by putdowns. The readership, comments, other feedback, and linking to that article came as a surprise. There is a much more interest in liturgy than we might know. People are thinking about liturgy, and they want plain spoken, accessible material to read about it.

The second was a remark someone made to me about going to heaven that prompted me to write, “Liturgy:  Do We Really Want to Go to Heaven?

This has become a “Here’s yer sign” experience. Apparently, I need to know more about liturgy than I do.  So, as they taught us in high school, create a bibliography and then read the materials listed in it, keeping notes.

The first pieces I read were the shorter articles, such as one by John T. Pless, and then the book, Studies in the Liturgy by F. R. Webber. The opening of mind by these works is wonderful, and it enhances the benefits of the Divine Service.

In case the bibliography might do any of you some good, it is published on this site at the link here.

About T. R. Halvorson

T. R. Halvorson was born in Sidney, Montana on July 14, 1953, baptized at Pella Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sidney, Montana on November 8, 1953, and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Williston, North Dakota in 1968. He and his wife, Marilyn, are members of Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Sidney, Montana. They have three sons and six grandchildren. T. R. farms at Wildrose, North Dakota, and is Deputy County Attorney in Sidney, Montana. He has been a computer programmer; and an author, conference speaker, instructor, and consultant to industry in online legal information. He is among the authors of the religion column in the Sidney Herald at Sidney, Montana. He is the Editor of

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