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Apostles of rock : the splintered world of contemporary Christian music

Author: Jay R Howard; John M Streck
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky ; London : Eurospan, 2004.
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One of popular music's fastest-growing genres, Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) outsells both jazz and classical music recordings. CCM receives airplay on more than 500 radio stations nationwide, and industry earnings are an estimated $750 million per year. Yet in spite of its remarkable success, little has been written about CCM. This is the first objective, comprehensive examination of the contemporary Christian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay R Howard; John M Streck
ISBN: 081319086X 9780813190860
OCLC Number: 56458596
Notes: Originally published: 1999.
Description: 312 pages ; 23 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 --
Discography --
Notes --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: Jay R. Howard and John M. Streck.

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This is a comprehensive examination of the contemporary Christian music phenomenon. As Christian stars Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Sixpence None the Richer climb the mainstream charts, the  Read more...

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"This study opens new areas of inquiry seldom considered by scholars of popular culture and music." -- "True Tunes"

 
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