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The Oxford Handbook of Music and World Christianities

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The Oxford Handbook of Music and World Christianities investigates music's role in everyday practice and social history across the diversity of Christian religions and practices around the globe. The volume explores Christian communities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia as sites of transmission, transformation, and creation of deeply diverse musical traditions. The book's contributors, while mostly rooted in ethnomusicology, examine Christianities and their musics in methodologically diverse ways, engaging with musical sound and structure, musical and social history, and ethnography of music and musical performance. These broad materials explore five themes: music and missions, music and religious utopias (and other oppositional religious communities), music and conflict, music and transnational flows, and music and everyday life. The volume as a whole, then, approaches Christian groups and their musics as diverse and powerful windows into the way in which music, religious ideas, capital, and power circulate (and change) between places, now and historically.
It also tries to take account of the religious self-understandings of these groups, presenting Christian musical practice and exchange as encompassing and negotiating deeply felt and deeply rooted moral and cultural values. Given that the centerpiece of the volume is Christian religious musical practice, the volume reveals the active role music plays in maintaining and changing religious, moral, and cultural values in a long history of intercultural and transnational encounters.

The Oxford Handbook of Music and World Christianities was published by Oxford University Press Inc in April 2016. The ISBN for The Oxford Handbook of Music and World Christianities is 9780199859993.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Book FormatHardback
PublisherOxford University Press Inc (April 2016)
Weight1361g
Number of Pages760
Thickness48 mm
Height248 mm
Width171 mm
ISBN9780199859993
ISBN-10019985999X
Product Code4365466
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