A liturgical typological-hermeneutic approach for worship in African American Seventh-Day Adventist churches in Michigan
This research aims to show how the plausibility of a liturgical typological-hermeneutic (LTH) may advance the worship in African-American Seventh-day Adventist churches (AASDAC) in Michigan. The LTH approach, broadly, may be delineated as the process of codifying liturgical themes and principles from specific Scriptures and mediating them through music to proclaim the incarnate Word of God. This approach sketches the (LTH) principles from the biblical, liturgical, material context, content, trajectory, and teleology of specific Scriptures. The following specific liturgical themes and motifs will be examined: creation, covenant, Kingly, priestly, and temple. These liturgical patterns in the following books of the Biblical canon: Genesis, Exodus, Davidic, Solomonic monarchies, John, and Revelation. The research will try to show that an integrated-integrating, unitive-uniting LTH may bring cohesion to the seemingly disparate and discordant arenas about contemporary Praise and Worship music, where its Biblical form will align with its Biblical function in AASDAC liturgy.
- Theology