Hymns and Hymnody Volume II. From Catholic Europe to Protestant Europe

Hymns and Hymnody Volume II. From Catholic Europe to Protestant Europe Historical and Theological Introductions

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Synopsis

While worship is one of the central functions of the church (along with mission, service, education, justice, and compassion) and occupies a prime focus of our churches, a renewed sense of awareness to our theological presuppositions and cultural cues must be maintained to ensure a proper focus in worship. Hymns and Hymnody: Historical and Theological Introductions is an introductory textbook in three volumes describing the most influential hymnists, liturgists, and musical movements of the church. This academically-grounded resource evaluates both the historical and theological perspectives of the major hymnists and composers that have impacted the church over the course of twenty centuries. Volume 2 begins with the Reformation and extends to the eighteenth-century hymnists and liturgists. Each chapter contains five elements: historical background, theological perspectives communicated in their hymns/compositions, contribution to liturgy and worship, notable hymns, and bibliography. The missions of Hymns and Hymnody are to provide biographical data on influential hymn writers for students and interested laypeople, and to provide a theological analysis of what the cited composers have communicated in the theology of their hymns. It is vital for those involved in leading the worship of the church to recognize that what they communicate is in fact theology. This latter aspect is missing in accessible formats for the current literature.

Book information

ISBN: 9780227177211
Publisher: James Clarke & Co Ltd
Imprint: James Clarke
Pub date:
DEWEY: 264.23
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 355
Weight: 516g
Height: 229mm
Width: 153mm
Spine width: 25mm