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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Louis F Benson
|Description:||310 pages ; 21 cm|
|Contents:||The apostolic ideal of hymnody. The hymn ; The inauguration of Christian song ; Christian song in the Jewish-Christian church ; Christian song in the Gentile churches ; St. Paul's theory of hymnody ; The materials of the song --
The relation of the hymn to holy Scripture. A question : around which the whole history of hymnody turns ; The new Christian hymns ; The Greek settlement of the question ; The Latin settlement ; The Lutheran settlement ; The Calvinistic settlement ; Doctor Watts' settlement ; The modern disposition of the question --
The relation of the hymn to literature. Leo X's scheme of a classical hymnody ; Calvin's poetical standard of psalmody ; English psalmody apart from literature ; Religious lyrics and the first English hymn book ; The poetic hymnody of the Restoration ; Watts' divorce of hymnody from literature ; The Wesleyan hymns as poetry ; The unpoetic evangelical hymnody ; Montgomery's critique of current hymnody (1823) ; The lyrical movement in hymnody ; The hymn as related to poetry --
The contents of the hymn. A hymnody of praise ; A hymnody of edification ; A churchly hymnody --
The text of the hymns. The Puritan zeal for "purity" of text ; The textual criticism of our hymns ; The confusing state of the text ; The causes of this confusion ; The first attempts to verify the texts ; The textual canons of 1895 --
Hymn singing. The hymn and the hymn tune ; The primitive singing ; Plainsong melodies ; The Lutheran chorales ; The Genevan melodies ; The English psalm tunes ; American song ; The inheritance and the outlook.
|Responsibility:||by Louis F. Benson.|