Why Johnny can't sing hymns : how pop culture rewrote the hymnal (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Why Johnny can't sing hymns : how pop culture rewrote the hymnal

Author: T David Gordon
Publisher: Phillipsburg, N.J. : P & R Pub., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, I attempt to locate some of the cultural forces that have caused hymns to sound so foreign to this generation that they feel they need to replace them with something contemporary. I also express misgivings about this circumstance. - Author website.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T David Gordon
ISBN: 9781596381957 1596381957
OCLC Number: 550550804
Description: 187 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : my pastoral concerns --
Introductory considerations --
Aesthetic relativism --
Form and content --
Meta-messages --
"Sacred music"? --
Three musical genres --
Musical questions --
Contemporaneity as a value --
Song and prayer --
The mind, sentiment, and sentimentality --
Ritual (formality and informality) --
Strategic issues --
Concluding thoughts --
Teaching Johnny hymnody.
Responsibility: T. David Gordon.

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In this book, I attempt to locate some of the cultural forces that have caused hymns to sound so foreign to this generation that they feel they need to replace them with something contemporary. I also express misgivings about this circumstance. - Author website.

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