By Edith L. Blumhofer,Mark A. Noll,Stephen Marini,Daniel Ramirez,Daniel Fuller,Christopher Armstrong,Scott E. Erickson,Philip Goff,Darryl Hart,Katherine McGinn,Barbara Murison,Kay Norton,David Rempel Smucker
Music and tune are vital elements of worship, and hymns have lengthy performed a significant function in Protestant cultural background. This ebook explores the ways that Protestants have used and proceed to take advantage of hymns to elucidate their id and outline their dating with the US and to Christianity. Representing seven groups--Baptists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Mennonites, Holiness, Hispanics, and Evangelicals--the 9 essays display how hymns have helped immigrants to set up new identities, contributed to the physique of worship assets, and sustained ethnic identification.
Individual essays deal with the song of the old school Revival Hour, America's longest operating and so much winning self sustaining radio software; making a song between Swedish evangelicals in the United States; the German hymn culture as remodeled by means of Mennonite immigrants; the methods hymnody reinforces topics of the Wesleyan holiness circulation; the background of Mercer's Cluster (1810), a southern hymnal that gave voice to slaves, girls, and local americans; and the Presbyterian hymnal culture in Canada shaped by means of Scottish immigrants.
"This anthology is most unique in achieving past . . . normal traces of research to process hymnody from quite a few indirect angles rooted in spiritual historical past, sociology, theology, and evangelical studies."
--Mel Piehl, Dean, Christ university, and Professor of Humanities and heritage, Valparaiso collage
Edith L. Blumhofer is Director of the Institute for the examine of yank Evangelicals, Professor of background at Wheaton university, and writer of Aimee Semple McPherson: Everybody's Sister. Mark A. Noll is McManis Chair of Christian idea at Wheaton university. Stephen Marini is Elisabeth Luce Moore Professor of Christian reviews at Wellesley College.