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I. Form Criticism – II. Theology – III. Liturgy – IV. Music

I. Form Criticism

1. Old Testament

Derived from the expression δόξαν λέγειν (dóxan légein; cf. Ps 28:9 LXX), in the OT doxology denotes the liturgical act of paying homage to the deity, which in turn has its roots in the ceremonial of the royal court. Words and gestures express veneration, glorification, and exaltation of the addressee together with the submission, subordination, and recogni…

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Seybold, Klaus, Vollenweider, Samuel, Wainwright, Geoffrey and Flynn, William, “Doxology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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