Moving Toward Emancipatory Language: A Study of Recent Hymns

Moving Toward Emancipatory Language: A Study of Recent Hymns


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Moving Toward Emancipatory Language: A Study of Recent Hymns by Rev. Dr. Robin Knowles Wallace, Robin Leaver, Heather Murray Elkins

Each week, millions of English-speaking Christians sing hymns—songs that shape their understanding of and relationship with God. In Moving Toward Emancipatory Language, Robin Knowles Wallace considers the breadth of hymnic language and examines the extent to which that language can reflect contemporary theological concerns. She examines the history of hymns and emancipatory theology, and gives a careful analysis of recent hymns and their emancipatory potential. Wallace provides a balanced account of the intersection of theology, rhetoric, and linguistics in hymn texts, including comments from congregations and worship leaders. An intersection of women's studies, religious studies, and church music history, this work is of interest to teachers and students in those disciplines as well as choir directors, clergy, and congregants.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810836402
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/1999
Series: Drew University Studies in Liturgy Series , #8
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.72(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Robin Knowles Wallace has been a Director of Music and/or Organist in churches since 1967. She is also Assistant Professor of Worship and Music at Methodist Theological School in Ohio.

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