Music in American Religious Experience

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Philip Vilas Bohlman, Edith Waldvogel Blumhofer, Edith L. Blumhofer, Maria M. Chow, Maria Chow
Oxford University Press, 2006 - 350 sivua
Since the appearance of The Bay Psalm Book in 1640, music has served as a defining factor for American religious experience. Music and music-making are crucial to the maintenance of the distinctive belief systems that account for the insistent presence of multiculturalism in American denominationalism. The sacred musics of America at once symbolize the unifying factors of worship shaping the historical landscape and give voice to the diversity that distinguishes the religious experiences of that landscape as American. For students and scholars in American music and religious studies, as well as for church musicians, this book is the first to study the ways in which music shapes the distinctive presence of religion in the United States. The sixteen essayists contributing to this book address the fullness of music's presence in American religion and religious history. Sacred music is considered in the broadest aesthetic sense, stretching from more traditional studies of hymnody and worship to new forms of musical expression, such as ritual in nonsectarian religious movements. Musical experience intersects with religious experience, posing challenging questions about the ways in which Americans, historical communities and new immigrants, and racial and ethnic groups, construct their sense of self. This book features an interdisciplinary approach that includes scholars in both musical and religious studies; a broad range of methodologies; historical breadth extending beyond denominational and church studies, and beyond Judeo-Christian traditions; and a comparative study of traditional religious communities and of emerging groups representing multiethnic America.
 

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Music in American Religious Experience
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Experience and Identity
21
When Women Recite Music and Islamic Immigrant Experience
23
African American Religious Music from a Theomusicological Perspective
43
Medeolinuwok Music and Missionaries in Maine
57
Singing as Experience among Russian American Molokans
83
Liturgy Hymnody and Song
121
Hymnody and History Early American Evangelical Hymns as Sacred Music
123
Individuals and the Agency of Faith
213
Fanny Crosby and Protestant Hymnody
215
Prayer on the Panorama Music and Individualism in American Religious Experience
233
Womens Ritual Music
255
Congregation and Community
269
Nusach and Identity The Contemporary Meaning of Traditional Jewish Prayer Modes
271
Reflections on the Musical Diversity of Chinese Churches in the United States
287
Tuned Up with the Grace of God Music and Experience among Old Regular Baptists
311

The Evolution of the Music of German American Protestants in Their Hymnody A Case Study from an American Perspective
155
Singing from the Right Songbook Ethnic Identity and Language Transformation in German American Hymnals
175
When in Our Music God Is Glorified Singing and Singing about Singing in a Congregational Church
195
Aesthetics and Theology in Congregational Song A Hymnal Intervenes
335
Index
345
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Philip V. Bohlman teaches at the University of Chicago, where he is Mary Werkman Professor of the Humanities and of Music, Chair of the Committee on Jewish Studies, and Artistic Director of the cabaret ensemble, New Budapest Orpheum Society.
Edith L. Blumhofer is Professor of History and Director of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals at Wheaton College (Illinois).
Maria M. Chow is a native of Hong Kong, and her Ph.D. dissertation (University of Chicago) is a study of the modern discourse on music and its impact on the Chinese national self-identity in the first half of the twentieth century.

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