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Hymns and the Christian "myth"

Author: Lionel Adey
Publisher: Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Hymns and the Christian Myth, Lionel Adey demonstrates that over the centuries shifts emphasizing particular elements of the Christian faith accord with the interests and concerns of the times in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lionel Adey
ISBN: 077480257X 9780774802574
OCLC Number: 14368041
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xiii, 269 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: [Part 1], The hymn : Beginnings and forms --
What hymns are --
Hymns and the Bible --
The odes of Solomon and the early Christians --
A note on the Byzantine hymn --
[Part 2], The myth in medieval Christendom --
"Creator of all things" : God the father --
The coming of Christ --
The heart of the myth : Christ crucified and risen --
The testament of the Spirit --
The four last things --
[Part 3], The myth and the Reformation --
The Father returns --
Christ applied --
How the end of things appeared --
[Part 4], Modern hymns : the mutations of God --
The Father --
The Messiah --
The Holy Spirit --
Convergence and cleavage.
Responsibility: Lionel Adey.

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