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Apostles of rock : the splintered world of Contemporary Christian music

Author: Jay R Howard; John M Streck
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As Christian stars Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, DC Talk, and Sixpence None the Richer climb the mainstream charts, Jay Howard and John Streck talk about CCM as an important movement and show how this musical genre relates to a larger popular culture. They map the world of CCM by bringing together the perspectives of the people who perform, study, market, and listen to this music. By examining CCM lyrics, interviews,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Howard, Jay R., 1959-
Apostles of rock.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©1999
(OCoLC)622355790
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay R Howard; John M Streck
ISBN: 0813121051 9780813121055
OCLC Number: 39856130
Description: viii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prelude: Ichthus '93 --
Introduction: What, Pray Tell, Is Contemporary Christian Music? --
Interlude: Larry Norman --
Origins and Oppositions: The Founding of CCM --
Interlude: Rebecca St. James --
Separational CCM: "It's a Ministry" --
Interlude: DC Talk --
Integrational CCM: "It's Entertainment" --
Interlude: The 77's --
Transformational CCM: "It's Art" --
Interlude: Amy Grant --
The Materialist Critique: "It's Business" --
Interlude: Sunday Services --
Conclusion: Contemporary Christian Music and the Contemporary Christian Life.
Responsibility: Jay R. Howard and John M. Streck.

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This text is a critical, objective examination of contemporary Christian music. The authors reveal how it has become an American cultural phenomenon and how this genre of music relates to a larger  Read more...

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