Music in American Religious Experience

Music in American Religious Experience

by Philip V. Bohlman, Blumhofer, Maria Chow
     
 

Since the appearance of The Bay Psalm Book in 1640, music has served as a defining factor for American religious experience and has been of fundamental importance in the development of American identity and psyche. The essays in this long-awaited volume explore the diverse ways in which music shapes the distinctive presence of religion in the United States and

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Since the appearance of The Bay Psalm Book in 1640, music has served as a defining factor for American religious experience and has been of fundamental importance in the development of American identity and psyche. The essays in this long-awaited volume explore the diverse ways in which music shapes the distinctive presence of religion in the United States and address the fullness of music's presence in American religious history.
Timely, challenging, and stimulating, this collection will appeal to students and scholars of American history, American studies, religious studies, theology, musicology, and ethnomusicology, as well as to practicing sacred musicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195173048
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/08/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, Martin E. Marty
Contributors
Introduction: Music in American Religious Experience, Philip V. Bohlman
Part I: Experience and Identity
1. When Women Recite: "Music" and the Islamic Immigrant Experience, Regula Burckhardt Qureshi
2. African American Religious Music from a Theomusicological Perspective, Jon Michael Spencer
3. Medeolinuwok, Music, and Missionaries in Maine, Anne Morrison Spinney
4. Singing as an Experience of American-Russian Molokans, Margarita Mazo
Part II: Liturgy, Hymnody, and Song
5. Hymnody and History: Early American Evangelical Hymns as Sacred Music, Stephen A. Marini
6. The Evolution of the Music of German American Protestants in Their Hymnody: A Case Study from an American Perspective, Paul Westermeyer
7. Singing from the Right Songbook: Ethnic Identity and Language Transformation in German American Hymnals, Otto Holzapfel
8. "When in Our Music God Is Glorified:" Singing and Singing about Singing in a Congregational Church, Judith Gray
Part III: Individuals and the Agency of Faith
9. Fanny Crosby and Protestant Hymnody, Edith L. Blumhofer
10. Prayer on the Panorama: Music and Individualism in American Religious Experience, Philip V. Bohlman
11. Women's Ritual Music, Janet Walton
Part IV: Congregation and Community
12. Nusach and Identity: The Contemporary Meaning of Traditional Jewish Prayer Modes, Jeffrey A. Summit
13. Reflections on the Musical Diversity of Chinese Churches in the United States, Maria M. Chow
14. "Tuned Up with the Grace of God:" Music and Experience among Old Regular Baptists, Jeff Todd Titon
15. Aesthetics and Theology in Congregational Song: A Hymnal Intervenes, Don E. Saliers
Index

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