A Brief History of Christian Worship

A history of Christian liturgy written from the perspectives of the 1990s in North America, covering a period that ranges from the New Testament era through modern times, with a look at the future of worship.

Author: James F White

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 0687034140

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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A history of Christian liturgy written from the perspectives of the 1990s in North America, covering a period that ranges from the New Testament era through modern times, with a look at the future of worship.

A Brief History of Christian Music

A comprehensive survey of Christian music.

Author: Andrew Wilson-Dickson

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745937731

Category: Church music

Page: 480

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Throughout the centuries, some of the most creative musical geniuses have produced works to be performed as part of the life of the Christian church. The result is a great wealth of hymns, anthems, oratorios and other sacred music, from which organists and choirmasters throughout the world draw the hymns and other music for worship today. How has this magnificent tapestry developed? And where does the relatively small part of the pattern with which each Christian tradition is familiar fit into the tremendous variety of the whole? These are among the questions addressed by Andrew Wilson-Dickson in this absorbing account, as he takes the reader through each period of European musical history, as well as the Orthodox tradition, the growing African scene, and the many-sided American picture - North and South.

Saved by Song

Powerful and incisive, the book traces contemporary Christianity and Christian music to the sixteenth century and the Protestant Reformation after examining music in the Bible and early church.

Author: Don Cusic

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617036420

Category: Music

Page: 502

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Saved by Song returns to print with its sweeping overview of the history of gospel music. Powerful and incisive, the book traces contemporary Christianity and Christian music to the sixteenth century and the Protestant Reformation after examining music in the Bible and early church. In America, gospel music has been divided between white and black gospel. Within these divisions are further divisions: southern gospel, contemporary Christian music, spirituals, and hymns. Don Cusic has provided background and insight into the developments of all these rich facets of gospel music. From the psalms of the early Puritans through the hymns of Isaac Watts and the social activism of the Wesleys, to the camp meeting songs of the Kentucky Revival, the spirituals that came from the slave culture, and the hymns from the great revival after the Civil War, gospel music advanced through the nineteenth century. The twentieth century brought the technologies of recordings and the electronic media to gospel music. Saved by Song is ultimately the definitive and complete history of a uniquely American art form. It is a must for anyone interested in the musical and spiritual life of a nation.

A Brief History of Christianity

The story of Christianity is one of colossal undertakings and spectacular successes as well as ferocious intolerance, greed and bloodshed.

Author: Bamber Gascoigne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472107608

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 208

The story of Christianity is one of colossal undertakings and spectacular successes as well as ferocious intolerance, greed and bloodshed. Bamber Gascoigne traces a clear path through a complicated history, exploring the motives, the passions, the fears and the achievements of the Christians. His approach is objective and he writes in a conversational style, focusing on moments of significant detail and a vast and varied cast of characters.

Church and Worship Music

Church and worship music is included in the following chapters and their ... A Brief History of Christian Music: From Biblical Times to the Present.

Author: Avery T. Sharp

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415966477

Category: Music

Page: 327

View: 617

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Brief History of Christian Worship

Church Music The changes in church music have been equally profound in this period. We have seen the English Puritan Tradition just beginning to open up to ...

Author: James F White

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426715668

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Most histories of Christian worship are written as if nothing significant in liturgical history ever happened in North America, as if cultural diversities were insignificant in the development of worship, and as if most of what mattered were words the priest or minister addressed to God. This book is a revisionist work, attempting to give new direction to liturgical history by treating the experience of worship of the people in the pews as the primary liturgical document. It means liturgical history written facing the other way--that is, looking into the chancel rather than out of it. Relishing the liturgical diversity of recent centuries as firm evidence of Chritianity's ability to adapt to a wide variety of peoples and places, Professor White shows that this tendency has been apparent in Chrisitian worship since its inception in the New Testament churches. Instead of imposing one tradition's criteria on worship, he tries to give a balanced and comprehensive approach to the development of the dozen or more traditions surviving in the modern world.


Christian Music

Tim Dowley traces the story of Christian music from the earliest Jewish traditions through the Renaissance and Reformation to the present day, discussing both the various liturgical traditions and non-liturgical sacred music.

Author: Tim Dowley

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780281079261

Category: Church music

Page: 336

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The Oxford History of Christian Worship

London: SPCK, 1993. Wilson-Dickson, Andrew. A Brief History of Christian Music: From Biblical Times to the Present. 2nd ed. Oxford: Lion, 1997.

Author: Geoffrey Wainwright

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195138864

Category: Religion

Page: 916

View: 496

A comprehensive history of the origins and development of Christian worship, from ancient times to the present day, provides a defintive study of the evolution of Christian liturgy, theology, church history, artistic influence, and social and cultural contexts, covering such topics as Russian Orthodoxy, Women in Worship, Liturgical Music, and the Apostolic Tradition.

The Cambridge History of Christianity Volume 9 World Christianities C 1914 c 2000

... T. R. , Theology and literature ( Oxford : Blackwell , 1998 ) ( ii ) Music and Christianity in the twentieth century Begbie , J. , Theology , music and ...

Author: Emeritus Professor of Church History Hugh McLeod

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521815000

Category: History

Page: 717

View: 352

A comprehensive history of Christianity in the century when it truly became a global religion.

Christian Music

A global history (revised and expanded) Tim Dowley ... Wilson-Dickson, Andrew, A Brief History of Christian Music: From biblical times to the present ...

Author: Tim Dowley

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281079277

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 543

Christian Music: A Global History was originally published by Lion Hudson in 2011. This new edition has been substantially extended and updated. Dr Tim Dowley's wide-ranging survey includes contributions from nine additional experts. The book covers the Jewish musical tradition; early hymns and psalms; music after Constantine; the rise of music in the Orthodox tradition; Christian chant and the core of medieval music; polyphony in the medieval and Renaissance eras; music and the Lutheran Reformation; the rise of Catholic Baroque; the development of Anglican worship; Christian music in Latin America; the Viennese tradition of liturgical and non-liturgical sacred music; sacred music in the age of Romanticism; 19th-century hymns; the steadily developing tradition of Christian music in Africa; sacred music and the concert hall; music and The Salvation Army; the rise of carols; popular church music in the 20th century; the making of the American Gospel tradition; Christian music in SE Asia; musical traditions in Australia and New Zealand, and in the Pacific Islands; Christian elements in the rise of folk and jazz; and the rise of the contemporary Christian music industry.


Let the People Rejoice

Christian music has sparked controversy ever since its first mention in the book of Genesis. In his new book, author Mike Spencer delves into the history of music in the church, from Bible times right through to the present day.

Author: Mike Spencer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780648371977

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 795

"Was there life before Contemporary Christian Music?" is a question that few under the age of 40 are able to answer with any certainty today. The so-called "worship wars" of recent years have polarised opinion and split congregations. Not that this should surprise us. Christian music has sparked controversy ever since its first mention in the book of Genesis. In his new book, author Mike Spencer delves into the history of music in the church, from Bible times right through to the present day. He looks at the relationship between music and some of the great events in church history, and examines the lives of some of the men and women of God who have contributed to our rich musical heritage.

A Short History of English Church Music

Ranging from the medieval period to the present day, this is a brief history of church music as it has developed through the English tradition.

Author: Erik Routley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0264674405

Category: Religion

Page: 146

View: 352

Ranging from the medieval period to the present day, this is a brief history of church music as it has developed through the English tradition. Described as a quick journey, it provides a broad historical survey rather than an in-depth study of the subject, and also predicts likely future trends.

Church and Worship Music in the United States

Tawa, Nicholas E. High-Minded and Low-Down: Music in the Lives of Americans, ... A Brief History of Christian Music: From Biblical Times to the Present.

Author: James Michael Floyd

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317270363

Category: Music

Page: 354

View: 255

This fully updated second edition is a selective annotated bibliography of all relevant published resources relating to church and worship music in the United States. Over the past decade, there has been a growth of literature covering everything from traditional subject matter such as the organ works of J.S. Bach to newer areas of inquiry including folk hymnology, women and African-American composers, music as a spiritual healer, to the music of Mormon, Shaker, Moravian, and other smaller sects. With multiple indices, this book will serve as an excellent tool for librarians, researchers, and scholars sorting through the massive amount of material in the field [Publisher description].

The Story of Christian Music

The main body of the text goes through the whole vast panoply of Christian music's history. The book looks at music in the Orthodox tradition and in Africa, as well as music for worship in 20th-century Europe and America.

Author: Andrew Wilson-Dickson

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745951195

Category: Church music

Page: 256

View: 683

Just as the psalms were at the heart of worship in Jewish temple and synagogue, so music has been central to Christian worship since its beginning. Right through medieval times and the centuries since, some of the most creative musical geniuses have produced works to be performed as part of the life of the Christian church. The result is a great wealth of hymns, anthems, oratorios and other sacred music, from the direct and simple to the most ornate and complex. And from this rich store, organists and choirmasters in churches, chapels and cathedrals throughout the world draw hymns and other music for worship today.

The Sound of Light

Don Cusic presents gospel music as part of the history of contemporary Christianity.

Author: Don Cusic

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879724986

Category: History

Page: 267

View: 648

Don Cusic presents gospel music as part of the history of contemporary Christianity. From the psalms of the early Puritans through the hymns of Isaac Watts and the social activism of the Wesleys, gospel music was established in eighteenth-century America. With the camp meetings songs of the Kentucky Revival and the spirituals and hymns that stemmed from the Civil War and beyond, gospel music grew through the nineteenth century and expanded through new technologies in the twentieth century.

All the Music of the Bible

Egyptian Mythology and Egyptian Christianity: With Their Influence on the ... A Brief History of Christian Music: From Biblical Times to the Present.

Author: Herbert Lockyer

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 1565635310

Category: Music

Page: 209

View: 522

An exploration of muscial expression in scripture and church hymnody.

Jesus Rocks the World

This book tells the story of contemporary Christian music over the course of more than half a century--a parallel music universe that the average person knows little about, but whose worldwide impact cannot be overemphasized.

Author: Bob Gersztyn

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780313377709

Category: Contemporary Christian music

Page:

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This book tells the story of contemporary Christian music over the course of more than half a century--a parallel music universe that the average person knows little about, but whose worldwide impact cannot be overemphasized. "Contemporary Christian music"--Commonly referred to by the acronym "CCM"--is a catchall term that describes a wide range of types of music, encompassing work produced in the late 1960s to the 21st century, and incorporating rock and folk music influences. Contemporary Christian music enjoys widespread popularity, despite being unfamiliar to many modern music listeners; in recent years, sales of CCM have exceeded other more mainstream categories like jazz, Latin, and classical. Christian theology has had a tremendous impact and influence on world civilization in the 20th and 21st centuries, and music has often acted as a catalyst in the evolution of the culture and religious thought of Western civilization. Similarly, contemporary Christian music has shaped other seemingly unrelated forums of modern music, and thereby influenced our society at large. Jesus Rocks the World: The Definitive History of Contemporary Christian Music is organized chronologically, beginning in the 1960s and concluding with present-day developments in CCM. The core of the book is formed around the author's 40 years of direct experience with CCM, condensed into cultural and musical histories that explore every aspect of the genre, including the key artists, CCM-specific record companies, epic concerts and unforgettable festivals, groundbreaking albums, and its underlying philosophy and theology. Special attention is also paid to the intersection of contemporary Christian music with general market pop music, making mention of top artists such as Bob Dylan, Amy Grant, and U2 [Publisher description].

100 Greatest Songs in Christian Music

This ultimate guide chronicles such songs?the top 100 songs of contemporary Christian music that have not only achieved commercial success, but have forever changed the lives of those who have listened.

Author: CCM,

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418561231

Category: Music

Page: 196

View: 325

100 great songs, 100 great stories. Listen to the soundtrack of your life. What do you hear? Which songs and artists have impacted your spirit and inspired your faith? This ultimate guide chronicles such songs?the top 100 songs of contemporary Christian music that have not only achieved commercial success, but have forever changed the lives of those who have listened. Selected by votes of thousands of CCM Magazine readers with the input of a top panel of Christian music insiders (including artists, executives, producers and songwriters), this list represents the best of the best. Become part of the moment where divine inspiration meets sheer musical talent. From Rich Mullins, Amy Grand, dc talk, Steven Curtis Chapman and MercyMe to pioneers like Larry Norman, Keith Green and the Gaithers, watch how the musical expression of these artists' own lives resulted in the songs that forever changed yours.