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Contemporary Worship Music and Everyday Musical Lives

Contemporary Worship Music and Everyday Musical Lives

1st Edition

Mark Porter
June 28, 2018

Whilst Contemporary Worship Music arose out of a desire to relate the music of the church to the music of everyday life, this function can quickly be called into question by the diversity of musical lives present in contemporary society. Mark Porter examines the relationship between individuals’...

Making Congregational Music Local in Christian Communities Worldwide

Making Congregational Music Local in Christian Communities Worldwide

1st Edition

Monique M. Ingalls, Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg, Zoe C. Sherinian
March 07, 2018

What does it mean for music to be considered local in contemporary Christian communities, and who shapes this meaning? Through what musical processes have religious beliefs and practices once ‘foreign’ become ‘indigenous’? How does using indigenous musical practices aid in the growth of local...

Congregational Music-Making and Community in a Mediated Age

Congregational Music-Making and Community in a Mediated Age

1st Edition

Anna E. Nekola, Tom Wagner
October 12, 2017

Congregational music can be an act of praise, a vehicle for theology, an action of embodied community, as well as a means to a divine encounter. This multidisciplinary anthology approaches congregational music as media in the widest sense - as a multivalent communication action with technological,...

Congregational Music, Conflict and Community

Congregational Music, Conflict and Community

1st Edition

Jonathan Dueck
April 27, 2017

Congregational Music, Conflict and Community is the first study of the music of the contemporary 'worship wars' – conflicts over church music that continue to animate and divide Protestants today – to be based on long-term in-person observation and interviews. It tells the story of the musical...

Christian Congregational Music: Performance, Identity and Experience

Christian Congregational Music: Performance, Identity and Experience

1st Edition

Monique Ingalls, Carolyn Landau
September 09, 2016

Christian Congregational Music explores the role of congregational music in Christian religious experience, examining how musicians and worshippers perform, identify with and experience belief through musical praxis. Contributors from a broad range of fields, including music studies, theology,...

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