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Wonderful words of life : hymns in American protestant history and theology / edited by Richard J. Mouw & Mark A. Noll.

Other author/creatorMouw, Richard J.
Other author/creatorNoll, Mark A., 1946-
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoGrand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub., 2004.
Descriptionxx, 288 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Calvin Institute of Christian Worship liturgical studies series
Calvin Institute of Christian Worship liturgical studies series. ^A685537
Contents The defining role of hymns in early evangelicalism / Mark A. Noll -- "We're marching to Zion" : Isaac Watts in early America / Esther Rothenbusch Crookshank -- Hymnody and politics : Isaac Watts's "Our God, our help in ages past" and Timothy Dwight's "I love thy kingdom, Lord" / Rochelle A. Stackhouse -- Jesus shall reign : hymns and foreign missions, 1800-1870 / Robert A. Schneider -- Marketing the gospel : music in English-Canadian Protestant revivalism, 1884-1957 / Kevin Kee -- "I found my thrill" : the Youth for Christ movement and American congregational singing, 1940-1970 / Thomas E. Bergler -- Protestant hymnody in contemporary Roman Catholic worship / Felicia Piscitelli -- White folks "get happy" : mainstream America discovers the black gospel tradition / Virginia Lieson Brereton -- Singing about death in American Protestant hymnody / Jeffrey VanderWilt -- Stories and syllogism : Protestant hymns, narrative theology, and heresy / Susan Wise Bauer -- "Some poor sailor, tempest tossed" : nautical rescue themes in evangelical hymnody / Richard J. Mouw -- Appendix I : American Protestant hymns project : a ranked list of most frequently printed hymns, 1737-1960 (the Marini list) -- Appendix II : "Hymns recommended for ecumenical use" in Catholic hymnbooks -- Appendix III : Hymns in Roman Catholic hymnals.
Abstract While many evangelical congregations have moved away from hymns and hymnals, these were once central fixtures in the evangelical tradition. This book examines the role and importance of hymns in evangelicalism, not only as a part of worship but as tools for theological instruction, as a means to identity formation, and as records of past spiritual experiences of the believing community. Written by knowledgeable church historians, Wonderful Words of Life explores the significance of hymn-singing in many dimensions of American Protestant and evangelical life. The book focuses mainly on church life in the United States but also discusses the foundational contributions of Isaac Watts and other British hymn writers, the use of gospel songs in English Canada, and the powerful attraction of African-American gospel music for whites of several religious persuasions. Includes appendixes on the American Protestant Hymn Project and on hymns in Roman Catholic hymnals.
Local noteJoyner - MUSIC LIBRARY COPY IS PART OF E. Daniel Shingleton Collection.
Local noteLittle-341826--3051310482880
Local noteLittle-341826--3051310482880
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and indexes.
LCCN 2003068571
ISBN080282160X (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN9780802821607 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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