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Wonderful Words of Life: Hymns in American Protestant History and Theology (Richard J Mouw Mark A Noll (eds)) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2004) 9780802821607
Wonderful Words of Life: Hymns in American Protestant History and Theology (Richard J Mouw Mark A Noll (eds)) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2004) 9780802821607
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Title: Wonderful Words of Life: Hymns in American Protestant History and Theology

Author: Mouw, Richard J Mark A Noll (eds)

Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co; Publication Date: 2004

Paperback; ISBN: 9780802821607

Volumes: 1; Pages: 308

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Foreword by John D. WitvlietWhile 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, under the supervision of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals, 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.Series PrefaceContributorsIntroductionRichard J. MouwIN THE BEGINNING WAS WATTS1. The Defining Role of Hymns in Early EvangelicalismMark A. Noll2. "We're Marching to Zion": Isaac Watts in Early AmericaEsther Rothenbusch Crookshank3. Hymnody and Politics: Isaac Watts's "Our God, Our Help in Ages Past" and Timothy Dwight's "I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord"Rochelle A. StackhouseHYMNS AND THE ORDERING OF PROTESTANT LIFE4. Jesus Shall Reign: Hymns and Foreign Missions, 1800-1870Robert A. Schneider5. Marketing the Gospel: Music in English-Canadian Protestant Revivalism, 1884-1957Kevin Kee6. "I Found My Thrill": The Youth for Christ Movement and American Congregational Singing, 1940-1970Thomas E. Bergler7. Protestant Hymnody in Contemporary Roman Catholic WorshipFelicia Piscitelli8. White Folks "Get Happy": Mainstream America Discovers the Black Gospel TraditionVirginia Lieson BreretonHYMNS AS GOOD (OR BAD?) THEOLOGY9. Singing about Death in American Protestant HymnodyJeffrey VanderWilt10. Stories and Syllogisms: Protestant Hymns, Narrative Theology, and HeresySusan Wise Bauer11. "Some Poor Sailor, Tempest Tossed": Nautical Rescue Themes in Evangelical HymnodyRichard J. MouwAPPENDIX 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 HymnbooksAPPENDIX III: Hymns in Roman Catholic HymnalsIndex of Names and SubjectsIndex of Hymn (and Song) Titles
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