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Christian hymns observed : when in our music God is glorified

Author: Erik Routley
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Prestige Publications, ©1982.
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While there have been a number of books concerned with the hymns of the Christian church, there are not many that combine real originality with intellectual integrity. Yet it is exactly this combination that makes Christian Hymns Observed, Erik Routley's final statement on Christian hymnody, such a valuable addition to the literature. Simply because he studied the subject for fifty years, he could open the book with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Routley, Erik.
Christian hymns observed.
Princeton, N.J. : Prestige Publications, ©1982
(OCoLC)639622674
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Routley
ISBN: 0911009000 9780911009002
OCLC Number: 9206131
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: vii, 121 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The nature of hymnody --
The first fifteen hundred years : songs of the religious community --
The crisis of Reformation : mainly Luther and Calvin --
The crisis of Puritanism : English psalmody and Isaac Watts --
The crisis of Evangelicalism : pietism and Methodism --
A tiime of peace and expansion : from the Olney hymns to Montgomery --
The crisis of liturgy : Anglican hymnody from 1833 --
Varied scenery : mainly Welsh and American, 19th century --
Too good to last : the English renaissance from 1899 --
The crisis of denial : the popular rebellion from 1955 --
The crisis of custom : Roman Catholic hymnody since 1964 --
The main stream since 1955 --
Whither from here? --
Appendix : A small cluster of contemporary hymns.
Responsibility: Erik Routley.

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While there have been a number of books concerned with the hymns of the Christian church, there are not many that combine real originality with intellectual integrity. Yet it is exactly this combination that makes Christian Hymns Observed, Erik Routley's final statement on Christian hymnody, such a valuable addition to the literature. Simply because he studied the subject for fifty years, he could open the book with the statement "hymns are delightful and dangerous things," and then close it with these words: "But where a hymn in a service of worship beckons to the worshiper at his or her best and causes that worshiper to feel or say, 'That is what I wanted to say, but I am grateful to whoever put the words in my mouth, ' then it has done its work." Erik Routley has indeed done his work. This short book will be cherished for years to come by those who want a fresh and yet comprehensive approach to the subject of Christian hymnody. - Foreword.

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