Paper Back New A thoroughly documented study of the early Church's attitude toward the use of instrumental and vocal music in its ''rational sacrifice of praise. '' The
dominant conviction of the Fathers, that the common singing of psalms and hymns vividly expressed the oneness of the Body of Christ eventually overcame their concern that beauty would be a distraction, or that the liturgy would be insufficiently distanced from pagan cult. The diversity of opinion and practice in the early church with regard to music, and its eventual appropriation and celebration of it, should be an object of fascination for anyone concerned with liturgical practice and corporate devotional sensitivity. 243 pp.
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