New Song for an Old World Musical Thought in the Early Church
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Description: While the worship wars continue to rage in the church, many do not realize that conflict over music in congregations goes back to the earliest Christians. In "A New Song for and Old World: Musical Thought in the Early Church" Calvin Stapert challenges Christians to depart from our obsession with the new and to take advice from earlier thought on music. He draws parallels between the pagan cultures of the second and third centuries and our own multicultural realities, enabling readers to comprehend the musical ideas of myriad early Christian thinkers, from Clement and Tertullian to John Chrysostom and Augustine. This able treatment of the attitudes of the early church towards Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, is ideal for scholars of early Christianity, church musicians and all Christians looking to add an ancient yet relevant perspective to their worship today.
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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/18/2006
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
|Prelude : honor father and mother|
|The song of the church in the New Testament|
|The church in a pagan society|
|Clement of Alexandria : musical cosmology and composed manners|
|Tertullian : pagan spectacles and Christian households|
|Expansion and persecution, triumph and trouble|
|St. Ambrose : administrator and mystic|
|St. John Chrysostom : Christian households amid the Devil's garbage heap|
|Rejection : the music of a pagan world|
|Affirmation : psalms and hymns|
|St. Augustine : the problems of eloquence and inordinate love|
|Postlude : what can the early church teach us about music?|
|Early Christian hymns in devotional context|
|The world of early Christianity|