General Introduction to Hymnody & Congregational Song

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Overview

Emphasizes the English hymn as a literary entity within denominational and historical contexts, from the early Church through the twentieth century. With a listing of works for further reading and an index to all hymns discussed.
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ADRIS Newsletter
...valuable both for the historical information it provides and for its appreciative evaluation of the religious treasures enshrined in English-language hymns.
Sacred Music
...adds its part to what continues to be an on-going study of great worth and interest.
Adris Newsletter
...valuable both for the historical information it provides and for its appreciative evaluation of the religious treasures enshrined in English-language hymns.
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Meet the Author

Samuel J. Rogal chairs the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts at Illinois Valley Community College. A specialist in hymnology and eighteenth-century British literature and religion, he has published books and articles on John and Charles Wesley, Isaac Watts, Sabine Baring-Gould, Stephen Foster, Arthur Seymour Sullivan, temperance and gospel song, and the relationship between literature and hymnody.
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