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A New Song For An Old World (Calvin Institute Of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies Series)

Calvin R Stapert

A New Song For An Old World (Calvin Institute Of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies Series)

Calvin R Stapert

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While the worship wars continue to rage in the church, many do not realize that conflict over music in congregations goes back to the earliest Christians.

- Publisher Even as worship wars in the church and music controversies in society at large continue to rage, many people do not realize that conflict over music goes back to the earliest Christians as they sought to live out the new song of their faith. In "A New Song for an Old World" Calvin Stapert challenges contemporary Christians to learn from the wisdom of the early church in the area of music.Stapert draws parallels between the pagan cultures of the early Christian era and our own multicultural realities, enabling readers to comprehend the musical ideas of early Christian thinkers, from Clement and Tertullian to John Chrysostom and Augustine. Staperts expert treatment of the attitudes of the early church toward psalms and hymns on the one hand, and pagan music on the other, is ideal for scholars of early Christianity, church musicians, and all Christians seeking an ancient yet relevant perspective on music in their worship and lives today.

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While the worship wars continue to rage in the church, many do not realize that conflict over music in congregations goes back to the earliest Christians.
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Even as worship wars in the church and music controversies in society at large continue to rage, many people do not realize that conflict over music goes back to the earliest Christians as they sought to live out the new song of their faith. In "A New Song for an Old World" Calvin Stapert challenges contemporary Christians to learn from the wisdom of the early church in the area of music.Stapert draws parallels between the pagan cultures of the early Christian era and our own multicultural realities, enabling readers to comprehend the musical ideas of early Christian thinkers, from Clement and Tertullian to John Chrysostom and Augustine. Staperts expert treatment of the attitudes of the early church toward psalms and hymns on the one hand, and pagan music on the other, is ideal for scholars of early Christianity, church musicians, and all Christians seeking an ancient yet relevant perspective on music in their worship and lives today.
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Meet the Author

Calvin R Stapert

Calvin R. Stapert is Head of the Department and professor of music at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and a founding member of the Forum for Music and Christian Scholarship. He is the author of A New Song for an Old World: Musical Thought in the Early Church; My Only Comfort: Death, Deliverance, and Discipleship in the Music of Bach and J.S. Bach (The History Maker Series)
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  • Catalogue Code 250776
  • Product Code 0802832199
  • EAN 9780802832191
  • Pages 246
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Dec 2006
  • Sales Rank #22763
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.340kg

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