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Literature

This is a listing of works authored or edited by Clayton J. Schmit. They are arranged alphabetically and include publishing information and briefs of the book. Currently, all titles are available through Amazon.com and so have been linked to take you to the appropriate page on the Amazon site. These book are also avaiable, online or through phone ordering, at the Fuller Seminary Bookstore.

 

       
   

Too Deep for Words: A Theology of Liturgical Expression. Westminster John Knox Press - Louisville, Kentucky. 2002. ISBN 0-664-22392-3.

From the Back Cover: Exploring fundamental ways in which verbal expression in worship relates to aesthetic expression, Clayton Schmit provides a vitally important book for all those interested in homiletics. Schmit explains that worship isn't just a sequence of "holy" words, and he reflects theologically on the relationship between verbal liturgical expression and the aesthetic responsibility of those who preach, pray, and lead in public worship.

       
  Public Reading of Scripture  

 

Public Reading of Scripture: A Handbook. Abingdon Press - Nashville, Tennesee. 2002. ISBN 0-687-04537-1.

From the Back Cover: The reading of Scripture holds a central place in Christian worship. Every week the Word of God becomes flesh again as the words of the bibicial text are read aloud. Those who take on the responsibility of reading Scripture in public do so knowing its importance, but rarely having the chance to train in how to do it better. Most readers have never been given the opportunity to consider how each act of public reading of Scripture is an interpretation of the text, nor have they been given the tools for an effective and faithful reading performance. Those are the tools that Clayton J. Schmit seeks to offer in this preactica guide to public reading of Scripture. He begins with a brief overview of the meaning and importance of the spoken word in worship. He then goes on to provide practical, detailed instructions on how to understand the text for reading, practice reading it aloud with proper emphasis, and deliver it in such a way that it becomes alive in the congregation.