Waddell, James Alan
Rev. James Alan Waddell, an ordained minister in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, has served as pastor of Lutheran congregations in Missouri and Michigan. He holds an M.Div. and S.T.M. from Concordia Seminary. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan, specializing in Judaism and Christianity in the Greco-Roman World. Rev. Waddell is adjunct professor of Religion and Philosophy at Concordia University, Ann Arbor, and has published articles on the church’s liturgy and on ritual self-definition and the liturgical calendar at Qumran.2005 0-7734-5922-7
This study addresses the problem of polarization over defining theologies of worship in the Lutheran Church. Part One explores sixteenth-century sources that define the church and the church’s use of liturgy. Part Two defines a hermeneutic of liturgy and addresses the issue of liturgical inculturation from a Lutheran point of view.