By Jonathan Dueck
Congregational tune, clash and group is the 1st examine of the track of the modern 'worship wars' – conflicts over church song that proceed to animate and divide Protestants at the present time – to be according to long term in-person remark and interviews. It tells the tale of the musical lives of 3 Canadian Mennonite congregations, who sang jointly regardless of their musical adjustments on the top of those debates within the overdue Nineties and early 2000s. Mennonites are one of the so much music-centered Christian teams in North the US, and every congregation felt deeply in regards to the track they selected as their very own. The congregations studied span the spectrum from conventional to combined to modern worship kinds, and from evangelical to liberal Protestant theologies. At their middle, the publication argues, worship wars are usually not fought so that it will please congregants' musical tastes nor to fulfill the theological rules held by means of a denomination. as an alternative, the relationships and meanings formed via participants’ reports making a song within the specific methods afforded by way of each one type of worship are so much profoundly at stake within the worship wars. As such, this e-book may be of prepared curiosity to students operating around the fields of spiritual stories and ethnomusicology.
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Congregational Music, Conflict and Community (Congregational Music Studies Series) by Jonathan Dueck