By Jonathan Dueck
Congregational song, clash and group is the 1st research of the tune of the modern 'worship wars' – conflicts over church song that proceed to animate and divide Protestants this day – to be in line with long term in-person remark and interviews. It tells the tale of the musical lives of 3 Canadian Mennonite congregations, who sang jointly regardless of their musical alterations on the peak of those debates within the overdue Nineteen Nineties and early 2000s. Mennonites are one of the so much music-centered Christian teams in North the United States, and every congregation felt deeply concerning the song they selected as their very own. The congregations studied span the spectrum from conventional to mixed to modern worship types, and from evangelical to liberal Protestant theologies. At their center, the e-book argues, worship wars are usually not fought for you to please congregants' musical tastes nor to meet the theological rules held by means of a denomination. as an alternative, the relationships and meanings formed via members’ studies making a song within the specific methods afforded via each one kind of worship are so much profoundly at stake within the worship wars. As such, this ebook should be of willing curiosity to students operating around the fields of non secular experiences and ethnomusicology.
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Congregational Music, Conflict and Community (Congregational Music Studies Series) by Jonathan Dueck