Worship

Renewal That Awaits Us

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Presentations from the 1995 Notre Dame Center for Pastoral Liturgy conference.
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9781568540870
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1997-06-01
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Resources For Preaching And Worship- Yr B Quotations Meditations Poetry & Prayers

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This is the first of a three-volume lectionary resource that weaves together a rich tapestry of quotations, meditations, poems, and prayers by classic and contemporary spiritual writers. Each volume links with the lectionary readings for Sundays and for important festival days such as Christmas, Easter and Pentecost. Anyone who is concerned with preaching on Sunday, or leading study groups or prayer groups during the course of the week, can find here something to feed personal reflection, to stimulate ideas for sermon themes, and to provide stories and poems as well as prayers that in some way relate to the biblical readings for the day concerned.

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9780664224776
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2002-08-30
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Revised Common Lectionary: Years A, B, C, and Holy Days (Pew Edition)

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The complete readings for the Revised Common Lectionary Years A, B, and C, as authorized by the 2006 General Convention of the Episcopal Church, together with readings for the major Holy Days of the church year, in the NRSV translation.

  • The RCL goes into official use in ECUSA on Advent Sunday 2007 and will replace the A, B, C lectionary currently in the Prayer Book.
  • Many congregations have already begun to use the RCL, and all congregations must be using it by 2010.
  • This convenient edition is suitable for placement in pews or for use in chapels for weekday celebrations.
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    2007-09-01
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    Rhythms of Worship: The Planning and Purpose of Liturgy

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    There are many books written for liturgical experts, but not many for laypeople. This book bridges that gap. In clear, everyday language, Waschevski and Stevens describe why Protestants worship and help to equip worship planners and leaders for excellence in their tasks. The authors explore the different elements of the worship service and how each expresses our Christ-centered faith. They also describe the feasts and festivals of the liturgical year, helping the reader understand and appreciate these special times and seasons in worship. An additional chapter considers music and arts in worship. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter invite discussion in local congregations. This book will be a valuable resource for pastors, worship committees, members, and all others who engage in worship planning and leadership.

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    9780664260170
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    2014-12-30
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    Rite of Confirmation

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    An adult study guide that will help clergy, Christian educators, and lay leaders explore how confirmation can open the door to a lifelong ministry of recognizing ways to grow in faith.
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    9780829810202
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    2008-01-29
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    Rites and Wrongs of Liturgy: Why Good Liturgy Matters

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    We all want to celebrate the liturgy well, to experience good, uplifting, and meaningful worship. But what is the best route to follow? In The Rites and Wrongs of Liturgy, Thomas O'Loughlin offers a way forward that strengthens faith, builds up Christian community, and points toward a new direction based on liturgical principles that are rooted in our natures as ritual beings as well as in the gospel.

    The Rites and Wrongs of Liturgy explains why good liturgy is important, how to recognize it, and how to assess liturgy in terms of a larger vision of the Christian life. O'Loughlin, a seasoned theologian and teacher, identifies ten principles that make for good liturgy. Such liturgy must be honest, open, joyful, inclusive, celebrative of community, facilitative of engagement, based in creation, attentive to the marginalized, free of clutter, and true to the pattern of the incarnation.

    Since good celebrations build faith and bad liturgy weakens it, these principles promise to bring new life and meaning to every celebrating community.
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    9780814645635
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    2018-05-17
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    Rites In The Spirit

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    Rites in the Spirit is a book about spirituality, ritual, and Pentecostal experience. The volume presents a careful and innovative study of Pentecostal practices and experiences. Focusing on the very important, but often intriguing worship rites that express the spirituality of Pentecostals, Albrecht discovers that these Pentecostal/charismatic rites and their attending sensibilities also function to shape, nurture, authenticate and even transform the spiritual lives of these Christians. Rites in the Spirit seeks to guide Pentecostals, and the charismatically-inclined, toward self-interpretation and a more nuanced conception of, and a deeper appreciation for, their Pentecostal experience. The volume also aims to make a sometimes exotic spirituality more accessible and understandable to those who have had limited contact with Pentecostal/charismatic forms and expressions.>
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    9781841270173
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    1999-12-01
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    Ritualized Faith: Essays on the Philosophy of Liturgy

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    Central to the lives of the religiously committed are not simply religious convictions but also religious practices. The religiously committed, for example, regularly assemble to engage in religious rites, including corporate liturgical worship. Although the participation in liturgy is central to the religious lives of many, few philosophers have given it attention. In this collection of essays, Terence Cuneo turns his attention to liturgy, contending that the topic proves itself to be philosophically rich and rewarding. Taking the liturgical practices of Eastern Christianity as its focal point, Ritualized Faith examines issues such as what the ethical importance of ritualized religious activities might be, what it is to immerse oneself in such activities, and what the significance of liturgical singing and iconography are. In doing so, Cuneo makes sense of these liturgical practices and indicates why they deserve a place in the religiously committed life.
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    9780198828808
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    2018-08-07
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    Roman Imperial Architecture

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    The history of Roman Imperial architecture is one of the interaction of two dominant themes: in Rome itself the emergence of a new architecture based on the use of a revolutionary new material, Roman concrete; and in the provinces, the development of interrelated but distinctive Romano-provicial schools. The metropolitan school, exemplified in the Pantheon, the Imperial Baths, and the apartment houses of Ostia, constitutes Rome's great original contribution. The role of the provinces ranged from the preservation of a lively Hellenistic tradition to the assimilation of ideas from the east and from the military frontiers. It was--finally--Late Roman architecture that transmitted the heritage of Greece and Rome to the medieval world.
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    9780300052923
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    1992-11-25
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    Roman Sculpture (Revised)

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    Roman sculpture was an integral part of Roman life, and the Romans placed statues and reliefs in their fora, basilicas, temples, and public baths, as well as in their houses, villas, gardens, and tombs. In this beautifully illustrated book--the first in almost a century devoted solely to Roman sculpture--Diana E. E. Kleiner discusses all the major public and private monuments in Rome, as well as many less well known monuments in the capital and elsewhere in the empire. She examines art commissioned by the imperial elite and by private patrons, including freedmen and slaves, and she also highlights monuments honoring women and children. Kleiner demonstrates that the social, ethnic, and geographical diversity of Roman patronage led to an art that was eclectic and characterized by varying styles, often tied to the social status of the patron. She also examines the interrelations between works produced for different kinds of patrons.

    Kleiner begins with a long thematic introduction that describes Rome and its empire, characterizes patrons from the capital and the provinces, discusses the position of the artist in Roman society and the materials he used, and presents a history of the study of Roman art. The remaining chapters constitute a chronological examination of Roman sculpture from the foundation of Rome in 753 B.C. to the transfer of the capital to Constantinople in A.D. 330. In each period the monuments are divided by type, for example, portraiture, state relief sculpture, the art of freedmen, and provincial art. Throughout, Kleiner treats Roman sculpture in its cultural, political, and social contexts and, wherever possible, as an element of the architectural complex in which it was set.

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    9780300059489
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    1994-09-28
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    Routledge Companion to Religion and Film

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    The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film brings together a lively and experienced team of contributors to introduce students to the key topics in religion and film and to investigate the ways in which the exciting subject of religion and film is developing for more experienced scholars. Divided into four parts, the Companion:

  • analyzes the history of the interaction of religion and film, through periods of censorship as well as appreciation of the medium
  • studies religion-in-film, examining how the world's major religions, as well as Postcolonial, Japanese and New Religions, are depicted by and within films
  • uses diverse methodologies to explore religion and film, such as psychoanalytical, theological and feminist approaches, and audience reception
  • analyzes religious themes in film, including Redemption, the Demonic, Jesus or Christ Figures, Heroes and Superheroes
  • considers films as diverse as The Passion of the Christ, The Matrix, Star Wars and Groundhog Day.
  • This definitive book provides an accessible resource to this emerging field and is an indispensable guide to religion and film for students of Religion, Film Studies, and beyond.

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    9780415601870
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    2010-08-18
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    Sacramental Church

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    What is Anglo-Catholicism? What are its origins? Are Anglo-Catholics real Anglicans/Episcopalians? What is their relationship with Roman Catholics? Has Anglo-Catholicism betrayed Anglicanism's Protestant roots? The Sacramental Church answers these and many other questions. Addressed to the general reader, it explores the history, practices, beliefs, and attitudes of Anglo-Catholicism. While Anglo-Catholicism has deep roots in English Christianity, it attained its modern form through the nineteenth-century Catholic Revival--a movement that aroused strong passions among proponents and opponents alike. The revival, its proponents declared, reclaimed for the Anglican faith its heritage as an authentic branch of the ""one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church."" Anglo-Catholicism gave Anglicans/Episcopalians options to embrace ceremonial forms of worship, affirm the objective real presence and sacrificial nature of the Eucharist, venerate Mary the Mother of God, or join a monastery without abandoning their Anglican tradition. With an extensive bibliography and numerous direct quotes, The Sacramental Church provides a valuable reference source as well as a very readable story of Anglo-Catholicism--the expression of sacramental Christianity with special relevance to the English-speaking people. John Francis Nash, PhD, is an independent scholar and committed Anglo-Catholic. He has published numerous articles, authored the two-volume Christianity: the One, the Many (2007), and founded The Esoteric Quarterly.
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    9781608997893
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    2011-02-09
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    Sacred Terror: Religion and Horror on the Silver Screen

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    Sacred Terror examines the religious elements lurking in horror films. It answers a simple but profound question: When there are so many other scary things around, why is religion so often used to tell a scary story? In this lucid, provocative book, Douglas Cowan argues that horror films are opportune vehicles for externalizing the fears that lie inside our religious selves: of evil; of the flesh; of sacred places; of a change in the sacred order; of the supernatural gone out of control; of death, dying badly, or not remaining dead; of fanaticism; and of the power--and the powerlessness--of religion.

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    9781481304900
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    2016-01-29
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    Sacred World of the Christian

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    Book by Wagner, Mary Anthony
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    9780814621028
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    1993-01-01
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    Saints in Art

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    Christian saints have been the objects of reverence and fascination throughout the past two millennia. Their likenesses, heroic acts, prayerful lives, and stories of martyrdom have been portrayed frequently in art of diverse media. Unfamiliar with the saints and their images and symbols, viewers of art may find it challenging to identify, for example, which saint is represented as a monk with an axe through his head, or a beautiful girl holding a wheel, or a woman carrying her eyes on a plate.
    From Agatha to Zeno, Francis of Assisi to Mary Magdalene, Saints in Arti presents the characteristic features of more than one hundred saints often encountered in sacred Western art. Each saint is introduced by a practical list of his or her unique attributes. Entries also include notes on the saints' lives and a series of visual references to help the reader recognize these exemplary figures, their histories, and their special devotions. This useful resource is illustrated with a stunning collection of masterpieces.
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    9780892367177
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    2003-04-03
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    Saving Images: The Presence of the Bible in Christian Liturgy

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    9781506406336
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    2017-11-15
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    SEARCH FOR ANCIENT ROME

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    Though Rome has been destroyed and rebuilt over and over again, traces of the ancient city--the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Trajan's Column--have never completely disappeared. Scholars and treasure hunters, archaeologists and artists, popes and poets have invested the city's ruins with significance. Here is the story of how Rome, truly the Eternal City, has endured it all. Illustrations.
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    1993-03-15
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    Sense and Sadness: Syriac Chant in Aleppo

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    Sense and Sadness is an innovative study of music modality in relation to human emotion and the aesthetics of perception. It is also a musical story of survival through difficulty and pain. Focusing on chant at St George's Syrian Orthodox Church of Aleppo, author Tala Jarjour puts forward the concept of the emotional economy of aesthetics, which enables a new understanding of modal musicality in general and of Syriac musicality in particular. Jarjour combines insights from musicology and ethnomusicology, sound and religious studies, anthropology, history, East Christian and Middle Eastern studies, and the study of emotion, to seamlessly weave together multiple strands of a narrative which then becomes the very story it tells. Drawing on imagination and metaphor, she brings to the fore overlapping, at times contradictory, modes of sense and sense making. At once intimate and analytical, this ethnographic text entwines academic thinking with its subject(s) and subjectivities, portraying events, writing, people, and music as they unfold together through ritual commemorations and a devastating, ongoing war.

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    9780190635268
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    2018-06-01
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    Serve the Lord with Gladness

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    Serve the Lord with Gladness brings together two related meditations on priestly and liturgical service. The first meditation, entitled Be My Priest, focuses upon the spiritual nurture necessary for those called to the priestly ministry. Both evangelical and eucharistic in its emphasis, the work proclaims that all true priesthood finds its sources and fulfillment in the person of Jesus Christ."
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    9780881410853
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    2003-09-01
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    Signs of Grace

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    A unique anthology, of poetry and prose that examines the sacramental nature of life through the words of the foremost writers of British and American literature, from Chaucer and Flannery O'Connor to Emily Dickinson and Seamus Heaney.
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    9780819216540
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    1996-04-01
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    Singing in My Soul: Black Gospel Music in a Secular Age

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    Black gospel music grew from obscure nineteenth-century beginnings to become the leading style of sacred music in black American communities after World War II. Jerma A. Jackson traces the music's unique history, profiling the careers of several singers--particularly Sister Rosetta Tharpe--and demonstrating the important role women played in popularizing gospel.

    Female gospel singers initially developed their musical abilities in churches where gospel prevailed as a mode of worship. Few, however, stayed exclusively in the religious realm. As recordings and sheet music pushed gospel into the commercial arena, gospel began to develop a life beyond the church, spreading first among a broad spectrum of African Americans and then to white middle-class audiences. Retail outlets, recording companies, and booking agencies turned gospel into big business, and local church singers emerged as national and international celebrities. Amid these changes, the music acquired increasing significance as a source of black identity.

    These successes, however, generated fierce controversy. As gospel gained public visibility and broad commercial appeal, debates broke out over the meaning of the music and its message, raising questions about the virtues of commercialism and material values, the contours of racial identity, and the nature of the sacred. Jackson engages these debates to explore how race, faith, and identity became central questions in twentieth-century African American life.





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    2004-04-19
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    Singing the Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Forms Evangelical Community

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    Contemporary worship music shapes the way evangelical Christians understand worship itself. Author Monique M. Ingalls argues that participatory worship music performances have brought into being new religious social constellations, or "modes of congregating." Through exploration of five of these modes--concert, conference, church, public, and networked congregations--Singing the Congregation reinvigorates the analytic categories of "congregation" and "congregational music."

    Drawing from theoretical models in ethnomusicology and congregational studies, Singing the Congregation reconceives the congregation as a fluid, contingent social constellation that is actively performed into being through communal practice--in this case, the musically-structured participatory activity known as "worship." "Congregational music-making" is thereby recast as a practice capable of weaving together a religious community both inside and outside local institutional churches.

    Congregational music-making is not only a means of expressing local concerns and constituting the local religious community; it is also a powerful way to identify with far-flung individuals, institutions, and networks that comprise this global religious community. The interactions among the congregations reveal widespread conflicts over religious authority, carrying far-ranging implications for how evangelicals position themselves relative to other groups in North America and beyond.

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    9780190499648
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    2018-10-01
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    Singing the Right Way: Orthodox Christians and Secular Enchantment in Estonia

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    Singing the Right Way enters the world of Orthodox Christianity in Estonia to explore musical style in worship, cultural identity, and social imagination. Through both ethnographic and historical chapters, author Jeffers Engelhardt reveals how Orthodox Estonians give voice to the religious absolute in secular society. Based on a decade of fieldwork, Singing the Right Way traces the sounds of Orthodoxy in Estonia through the Russian Empire, interwar national independence, the Soviet-era, and post-Soviet integration into the European Union. Approaching Orthodoxy through local understandings of correct practice and correct belief, Engelhardt shows how religious knowledge, national identity, and social transformation illuminate how to "sing the right way" and thereby realize the fullness of Estonians' Orthodox Christian faith in context of everyday, secular surroundings. Singing the Right Way is an innovative model of how the musical poetics of contemporary religious forms are rooted in both consistent sacred tradition and contingent secular experience. This landmark study is sure to be an essential text for scholars studying the ethnomusicology of religion.
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    9780199332137
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    2014-12-02
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    Singing Thing

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    An ìunapologetically anecdotalî presentation by the master of congregational song. Read the whys while awaiting the hows in volume two! A lively read.
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    9781579991005
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    2001-08-01
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    Singing Thing Too

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    In the first volume of The Singing Thing John Bell explored the reasons why people sing. In the long-awaited second volume his concerns are learning and teaching. How do people pick up new music? How do you encourage a congregation to learn a new song? How can you breathe new life into quality hymnody that has gone stale? With both tact and irreverence, John Bell shares insights culled from over 20 years in which he and his colleagues in the Wild Goose Resource and Worship Group have taught new songs in venues as diverse as homes for the elderly with half a dozen hearing-impaired people to the Greenbelt Festival with over 10,000 gathered for worship. The Singing Thing Too is a great resource for pastoral musicians interested in improving the participation of their congregations.
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    9781579996901
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    2007-08-30
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