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Apostles of Rock: The Splintered World of Contemporary Christian Music

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One of popular music's fastest-growing genres, Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) outsells both jazz and classical music recordings. CCM receives airplay on more than 500 radio stations nationwide, and industry earnings are an estimated $750 million per year. Yet in spite of its remarkable success, little has been written about CCM Apostles of Rock is the first objective, comprehensive examination of the contemporary Christian music phenomenon.. "As Christian stars Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, DC Talk, and ...
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Overview

One of popular music's fastest-growing genres, Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) outsells both jazz and classical music recordings. CCM receives airplay on more than 500 radio stations nationwide, and industry earnings are an estimated $750 million per year. Yet in spite of its remarkable success, little has been written about CCM Apostles of Rock is the first objective, comprehensive examination of the contemporary Christian music phenomenon.. "As Christian stars Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, DC Talk, and Sixpence None the Richer climb the mainstream charts, Jay Howard and John Streck talk about CCM as an important movement and show how this musical genre relates to a larger popular culture. They map the world of CCM by bringing together the perspectives of the people who perform, study, market, and listen to this music.. "By examining CCM lyrics, interviews, performances, web sites, and chat rooms, Howard and Streck uncover the religious and aesthetic tensions within the CCM community. Ultimately, the conflict centered on Christian music reflects the modern religious community's understanding of evangelicalism and the community's complex relationship with American popular culture.
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"Named a Choice Outstanding Acadmeic Book for 2000." —

"A groundbreaking, inclusive, carefully reasoned, and thoroughly objective study of Contemporary Christian music." — Choice

"Argues that debates over 'authenticity,' and which musicians truly define the genre, are more intense in Christian music because of the artists' deeply held beliefs." — Chronicle of Higher Education

"Comprehensive and well-researched." — Church History

"Presents a picture of C-Pop splintered into factions yet fundamentally united by its roots in American evangelicalism and commercial popular music." — First Things

"The authors' expertise is self-evident and their references to scholarly, popular, and industry literature is impressive. I do not know of another work that so carefully, completely, and thoughtfully analyzes this genre of music." — John B. Boles

"The thoughtful analyses and conclusions are invaluable to historians and other scholars." — Journal of Southern History

"Provides a well-researched look at the philosophies of contemporary Christian musicians and the effect of their music." — Lexington Herald Leader

"Offers the finest analysis to date of the CCM art world and its several subcultures. The authors' use of sociological, musical, and theological sources is impressive." — Religious Studies Review

"A thorough description of the art world of contemporary Christian music." — Sociology of Religion

"Has much to offer in the way of articulating a thorough cultural analysis of the fragmented reality of CCM." — Sojouners

"This study opens new areas of inquiry seldom considered by scholars of popular culture and music." — True Tunes

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813121055
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Prelude: Ichthus '93
Introduction: What, Pray Tell, Is Contemporary Christian Music? 4
1 Origins and Oppositions: The Founding of CCM 24
2 Separational CCM: "It's a Ministry" 49
3 Integrational CCM: "It's Entertainment" 75
4 Transformational CCM: "It's Art" 111
5 The Materialist Critique: "It's Business" 149
Conclusion: Contemporary Christian Music and the Contemporary Christian Life 185
Discography 221
Notes 229
Bibliography 265
Index 290
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