Liberating the African Soul: Comparing African and Western Christian Music and Worship Styles

Liberating the African Soul: Comparing African and Western Christian Music and Worship Styles

by Felix Muchimba

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Overview

Over one hundred years of western cultural influence has left an indelible mark on the African church. While there have been many positive influences, there have also been some negative trends which need to be addressed if Africa will become the community of faith that God intends it to be. Liberating the African Soul addresses a number of issues that portray the African church as a subculture of the West in its music and worship style. The book recognizes the interdependency of the universal church but also argues for the retention of the African way of worship and the use of native music styles. This book will help you appreciate the value of indigenous music to the African church.

About the Author:
Felix Muchimba is the president of Gospel Literature Outreach Discipleship Training Center in Ndola, Zambia

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934068427
Publisher: Authentic Media
Publication date: 01/02/2008
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Felix Muchimba is the president of Gospel Literature Outreach Discipleship Training Center in Ndola, Zambia. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences on various topics including training, leadership, marriage, and Christianity and culture.

Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Introduction     1
Christianizing Africa or Africanizing Christianity?     5
Differences between Western and African Ways of Worship     27
Culture in Worship     53
The Development of African Ethnomusicology     79
Which Way, Africa?     95
Managing Change in Music and Worship     129
Notes     143

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