Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land: Hymnody in the by Edith L. Blumhofer,Mark A. Noll,Stephen Marini,Daniel

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

the newest scholarship at the function of hymns in American evangelicalism.

Music and track are vital components of worship, and hymns have lengthy performed a valuable position in Protestant cultural historical past. This publication explores the ways that Protestants have used and proceed to take advantage of hymns to elucidate their id and outline their courting with the United States and to Christianity. Representing seven groups--Baptists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Mennonites, Holiness, Hispanics, and Evangelicals--the 9 essays exhibit how hymns have helped immigrants to set up new identities, contributed to the physique of worship assets, and sustained ethnic id.

Individual essays deal with the track of the old school Revival Hour, America's longest working and such a lot profitable autonomous radio application; making a song between Swedish evangelicals in the USA; the German hymn culture as remodeled via Mennonite immigrants; the methods hymnody reinforces subject matters of the Wesleyan holiness flow; the heritage 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 through Scottish immigrants.

"This anthology is most unique in attaining past . . . commonplace strains of research to process hymnody from quite a few indirect angles rooted in spiritual heritage, sociology, theology, and evangelical studies."

--Mel Piehl, Dean, Christ university, and Professor of Humanities and historical past, Valparaiso college

Edith L. Blumhofer is Director of the Institute for the research of yankee Evangelicals, Professor of background at Wheaton collage, and writer of Aimee Semple McPherson: Everybody's Sister. Mark A. Noll is McManis Chair of Christian notion at Wheaton university. Stephen Marini is Elisabeth Luce Moore Professor of Christian reports at Wellesley College.

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