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Posture (Again, and Again, And Again)

I’ve written here before of the importance of thinking about posture when we think about prayer, due to the body-soul connection that is fundamental to human being; this connection remains real, even if one demurs from going quite so far as to jump the proverbial shark and plug the sacramental high-five. Those previous posts have dealt with John […]

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Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism

An Addendum on Posture

I’ve written a couple of times on posture in worship, and particularly on reasons to retain or recover practices approved by Scripture and recommended by nature such as the lifting of the hands and the bowing of the knees in the worship of God. In the past, we’ve looked at John Calvin and Niels Hemmingsen. […]

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Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism

Posture, Again

A little less than a year ago, I wrote a post on John Calvin’s views on posture in worship. The below is something of an addendum, a gloss from–wait for it–Niels Hemmingsen. Translation The fourth external circumstance of prayer is the posture of the body, which, although it is bound by no rules, should nevertheless […]