Christian Music: A Global History Paperback

Revised and Expanded

by Tim Dowley

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For as long as there have been Christians, there have been songs that proclaim, process and popularise God's love. This enlightening read follows Christian music's history. 

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Christian Music: A Global History

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  • Interested in the global impact of worship?
  • Dr Timothy Dowley explores the history Christian music
  • You'll feel inspired by the wide-reaching history of worship
Christian Music: A Global History was originally published by Lion Hudson in 2011. This new edition has been substantially extended and updated.

Dr Tim Dowley's wide-ranging survey includes contributions from nine additional experts. The book covers the Jewish musical tradition; early hymns and psalms; music after Constantine; the rise of music in the Orthodox tradition; Christian chant and the core of medieval music; polyphony in the medieval and Renaissance eras; music and the Lutheran Reformation; the rise of Catholic Baroque; the development of Anglican worship; Christian music in Latin America; the Viennese tradition of liturgical and non-liturgical sacred music; sacred music in the age of Romanticism; 19th-century hymns; the steadily developing tradition of Christian music in Africa; sacred music and the concert hall; music and The Salvation Army; the rise of carols; popular church music in the 20th century; the making of the American Gospel tradition; Christian music in SE Asia; musical traditions in Australia and New Zealand, and in the Pacific Islands; Christian elements in the rise of folk and jazz; and the rise of the contemporary Christian music industry. 

Christian Music: A Global History by Tim Dowley was published by SPCK in September 2018 and is our 25748th best seller. The ISBN for Christian Music: A Global History is 9780281079261.

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Details for Christian Music: A Global History

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSPCK (September 2018)
Number of Pages336
Thickness25 mm
Height216 mm
Width139 mm
Product Code4774845
Page last updated 1st November 2018
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