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More than precious memories : the rhetoric of Southern gospel music

Author: Michael P Graves; David Fillingim
Publisher: Macon, Ga. : Mercer University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"More than Precious Memories is the first book of its kind - a collection of essays offering scholarly analysis and interpretation of Southern Gospel Music. Believing Southern Gospel Music to be a significant cultural and religious phenomenon worthy of the best efforts of scholarship, Graves and Fillingim have assembled a diverse group of scholars who apply a variety of methods and theories to the task of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Bill Gaither
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael P Graves; David Fillingim
ISBN: 0865548579 9780865548572 0865549559 9780865549555
OCLC Number: 55764215
Description: 310 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Prelude : Singing the glory down : what is Southern gospel music? / Don Cusic --
Introduction : More than "precious memories" / Michael P. Graves and David Fillingim --
Looking for a city : the rhetorical vision of Heaven in Southern gospel music / Scott Tucker --
Oft made to wonder : Southern gospel music as theodicy / David Fillingim --
Southern gospel music vs. contemporary Christian music : competing for the soul of evangelicalism / Robert McManus --
"When Mama prayed" : an exploration of matriarchal mentorship in Southern gospel families / Darlene Graves --
Bridge over troubled gospel waters : the cross-cultural appeal of Thomas A. Dorsey's signature songs / Elizabeth Desnoyers-Colas and Stephanie Howard --
The Gaither Homecoming videos and the ceremonial reinstatement of Southern gospel music performers / Michael Graves --
Evolving rivers of joy : postmodernity and American Christian culture / Raymond D.S. Anderson --
Why do they love Southern gospel music : an audience study of the Bill Gaither nostalgic concert video presentations / J.D. Keeler --
Southern gospel and its home in cyberspace / Paul Creasman --
Polyphonic criticism : notes toward a future direction of SGM studies / Naaman Wood --
Appendix : a flight from liminality : "home" in country and gospel music / David Fillingim.
Responsibility: edited by Michael P. Graves and David Fillingim.
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"More than Precious Memories is the first book of its kind - a collection of essays offering scholarly analysis and interpretation of Southern Gospel Music. Believing Southern Gospel Music to be a significant cultural and religious phenomenon worthy of the best efforts of scholarship, Graves and Fillingim have assembled a diverse group of scholars who apply a variety of methods and theories to the task of understanding Southern Gospel Music and its cultural context."--Jacket.

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