Apostles of Rock: The Splintered World of Contemporary by Jay R. Howard,John M. Streck

By Jay R. Howard,John M. Streck

Apostles of Rock is the 1st aim, complete exam of the modern Christian tune phenomenon. a few see CCM performers as ministers or musical missionaries, whereas others outline them as entertainers or artists. This renowned musical move basically conjures up numerous responses in regards to the courting among Christ and tradition. The ensuing tensions have splintered the style and given upward push to false impression, clash, and an obsessive specialise in self-examination. As Christian stars Amy furnish, Michael W. Smith, DC speak, and Sixpence None the Richer climb the mainstream charts, Jay Howard and John Streck discuss CCM as an enormous move and convey how this musical style pertains to a bigger pop culture. They map the area of CCM via bringing jointly the views of the folk who practice, learn, marketplace, and hear this tune. by way of reading CCM lyrics, interviews, performances, websites, and chat rooms, Howard and Streck discover the spiritual and aesthetic tensions in the CCM group. finally, the clash headquartered round Christian song displays the fashionable spiritual community's figuring out of evangelicalism and the community's advanced dating with American renowned culture.

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