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 “No Tabernacle Choir on Broadway”: Music and Dance

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Mormon music is a forum where originality and assimilation compete vigorously. Hymnody began by borrowing but also by employing the first original Mormon artistic productions. The Tabernacle Choir is ... More


 “No Music in Hell”: Music and Dance

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Unlike most Christians, Mormons have always loved music and dance. From the Nauvoo Brass Band to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, music has been culturally central. Hymnody incorporates some of the very ... More


Music in American Religious Experience

Philip V. Bohlman, Edith Blumhofer, and Maria Chow (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173048
eISBN:
9780199872091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173048.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Since the appearance of The Bay Psalm Book in 1640, music has served as a defining factor for American religious experience. Music is crucial to the maintenance of the belief systems that account for ... More


The Oxford Movement, and the Revival of Ancient Hymnody

J. R. Watson

in The English Hymn: A Critical and Historical Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270027
eISBN:
9780191600784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019827002X.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Reviews the poetry of the Oxford Movement, John Henry Newman and his followers. Also discusses the Roman Catholic Hymnody, John Mason Neale and the translation of Greek and Latin hymns.


John Rippon and Baptist Hymnody

Ken R. Manley

in Dissenting Praise: Religious Dissent and the Hymn in England and Wales

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199545247
eISBN:
9780191725708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545247.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 4 examines the influence of John Rippon (1751–1836) on the development of Baptist hymnody both in Britain and North America. By means of careful selection and editing, including some ... More


W. Garrett Horder and Congregational Hymnody: An Introduction to The Hymn Lover and Its Author

Clyde Binfield

in Dissenting Praise: Religious Dissent and the Hymn in England and Wales

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199545247
eISBN:
9780191725708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545247.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 6 considers Congregational hymnody at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as reflected in the career, publications, and friendships of William Garrett Horder (1841–1922), a ... More


James Martineau and the Evolution of Unitarian Hymnody ∗

Alan Ruston

in Dissenting Praise: Religious Dissent and the Hymn in England and Wales

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199545247
eISBN:
9780191725708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545247.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 7 outlines the history of Unitarian hymnody from its origins in English Presbyterianism in the eighteenth century to the denominational hymn-books of the early twentieth. The mid nineteenth ... More


The Music of Dissent

Nicholas Temperley

in Dissenting Praise: Religious Dissent and the Hymn in England and Wales

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199545247
eISBN:
9780191725708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545247.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 8 is a survey of music and musical practices in the English dissenting churches between 1662 and 1900. It shows how some denominations at first objected to any form of disciplined singing in ... More


Neale and Orthodox Hymnody

LEON LITVACK

in J. M. Neale and the Quest for Sobornost

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263517
eISBN:
9780191682582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263517.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses Neale’s Orthodox hymnody, focusing on the Hymns of the Eastern Church, first published in 1862. It also compares his work in hymnody with that of Danish Lutheran Nikolaj ... More


Redemption through Sacred Song: Essay on Letter 46, (1780/81)

Philip V. Bohlman

in Song Loves the Masses: Herder on Music and Nationalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520234949
eISBN:
9780520966444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234949.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Music, especially sacred song, was also a critical subject in Herder’s professional life as a theologian and pastor in Weimar, the center of the German Enlightenment. Chapter 6 is an epistolary ... More


The Devoted Ear: Music as Contemplation

Lawrence Kramer

in Musical Meaning and Human Values

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230099
eISBN:
9780823235445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230099.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The chapter starts with a discussion on the slow movements of cyclical instrumental works, which embarked on a transformation during the late eighteenth century in Central Europe. This began the ... More


“Our God, Our Help in Ages Past”: The Tradition of Dr. Watts in English Historical Perspective

William T. Dargan

in Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

While Isaac Watts (1674–1748) is called the father of English hymnody, the form he brought to prominence, with its innate orality and biblical symbolism, has proved itself the foundation for a ... More


Legacy and Meaning in the Changing Sacred Harp Tradition of the Okefenokee Region

Laurie K. Sommers

in The Florida Folklife Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031403
eISBN:
9781617031427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031403.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

In 1958, a small group of Sacred Harp singers from Hoboken, Georgia, attended the Florida Folk Festival in the north-central Florida community of White Springs. Led by school teacher Silas Lee, the ... More


The Healing Power of Beauty

Paula Arai

in Bringing Zen Home: The Healing Heart of Japanese Women's Rituals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835354
eISBN:
9780824870362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835354.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the role of beauty in the Japanese Buddhist women’s healing activities. Beauty is the center of the Japanese women’s practices and locus of their healing. Indeed, the highly ... More


The Worshipping Church Expressing Its Praise

Rhys S. Bezzant

in Jonathan Edwards and the Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199890309
eISBN:
9780199352630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890309.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This section surveys Edwards’s approach to the shape of Sunday meetings, including his commitment to their participatory character and his understanding of the place of psalmody, hymn-singing, and ... More


New Christian Music in Indonesia: Inculturation in Transition

Marzanna Poplawska

in Resounding Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Religion, and Ritual

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199737642
eISBN:
9780190490133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737642.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter examines religious inculturation in Javanese Protestant hymnody. Inculturation is often marked by struggle and contestation, and this chapter reflects on the transitional and transitory ... More


The Bible and Scriptural Interpretation

Mark A. Noll

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199683710
eISBN:
9780191823923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199683710.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

Until late in the nineteenth century, the otherwise fractious universe of Dissent united in affirming Scripture as the supreme religious authority and in exalting the individual conscience as the ... More


Justice and injustice in Christian liturgies

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Acting Liturgically: Philosophical Reflections on Religious Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198805380
eISBN:
9780191843457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805380.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter begins by briefly taking note of various ways in which Christian liturgical enactments are related to the doing of justice. Attention then turns to the fact that at the heart of the ... More


Hybrid Hymns: Anglo-German Voices in Blake’s Songs

Alexander Regier

in Exorbitant Enlightenment: Blake, Hamann, and Anglo-German Constellations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198827122
eISBN:
9780191871429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827122.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter uncovers the multilingual aspects of the literary genre of the British hymn by looking at the surprisingly polyglot, Anglo-German influences on its formation and their impact during the ... More


Dissenting Print Culture

Tessa Whitehouse

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume II: The Long Eighteenth Century c. 1689-c. 1828

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198702245
eISBN:
9780191838910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702245.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Print culture was expanding rapidly in the eighteenth century. Yet religious literature remained the largest category of printed book and Dissenters were significant contributors to this genre. From ... More


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