Christian Music: A Global History (And Expanded)
Music has been part of the Christian story from the very beginning. In this popular resource - now substantially updated and expanded - Tim Dowley traces the rich heritage of Christian music, from Jewish roots to chants, hymns, spirituals, and...
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Music has been part of the Christian story from the very beginning. In this popular resource - now substantially updated and expanded - Tim Dowley traces the rich heritage of Christian music, from Jewish roots to chants, hymns, spirituals, and liturgical settings by the greatest composers.
Christian Music: A Global History was originally published by Lion Hudson in 2011. This new edition has been substantially extended and updated.Dr Tim Dowley's wide-ranging survey includes contributions from nine additional experts. The book covers the Jewish musical tradition; early hymns and psalms; music after Constantine; the rise of music in the Orthodox tradition; Christian chant and the core of medieval music; polyphony in the medieval and Renaissance eras; music and the Lutheran Reformation; the rise of Catholic Baroque; the development of Anglican worship; Christian music in Latin America; the Viennese tradition of liturgical and non-liturgical sacred music; sacred music in the age of Romanticism; 19th-century hymns; the steadily developing tradition of Christian music in Africa; sacred music and the concert hall; music and The Salvation Army; the rise of carols; popular church music in the 20th century; the making of the American Gospel tradition; Christian music in SE Asia; musical traditions in Australia and New Zealand, and in the Pacific Islands; Christian elements in the rise of folk and jazz; and the rise of the contemporary Christian music industry.
Dr Tim Dowley (Ph.D., University of Manchester) is a historian, and a prolific author and editor of Bible resources for adults and children. He has also written popular biographies of J.S. Bach and Robert Schumann.
Some of his publications include The Candle Illustrated Bible Encyclopaedia; The Christians: An Illustrated History; Life In Bible Times; The Crossway Illustrated Bible Handbook; The Baker Atlas of Christian History, and numerous children's books, games, activities and retlling of classics like Pilgrim's Progress Most recently he has produced Christian Music: A Global History and a number of revisions of the EBR series