The Earliest Christian Hymnbook

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The Earliest Christian Hymnbook

Author : James H Charlesworth
ISBN : 9780227903070
Genre : Religion
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That the earliest followers of Jesus wrote poetry, hymns, and odes is evident already in the New Testament. This volume is a translation of The Odes of Solomon, a collection of early Christian hymns or odes; some are obviously Christian, others perhaps Jewish. The beauty of these poems is a tribute to the depth of spirituality in early communities of Christians, some of whom were perhaps also Jews or converted Jews. Professor Charlesworth offers an inviting introduction and a translation of this work that is both engaging and true to the original languages. The Index of Ancient Sources provides the reader access to the wide range of references in the notes.
Category: Religion

Christ In The Early Christian Hymns

Author : Daniel Liderbach
ISBN : 0809138093
Genre : Music
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"From the first days of the church, Christians confessed their faith in Jesus Christ in both theological discussion and in popular hymns of devotion. After the major church councils from Nicaea to Chalcedon brought clarification and definition to Christological doctrines, the hymns began to express clearly this belief in Jesus as truly God and truly human." "Father Liderbach shows that pre-Nicaean hymns inductively held in tension both the full humanity of Jesus and his more-than-human status. Then during the councils from Nicaea to Chalcedon, deductive doctrine held sway in the new hymn compositions. But the final definition by Chalcedon encouraged new hymns in which humanity and divinity are once again held in experiential tension according to the "rule of faith" of the earliest period."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Music

The First Christian Hymnal

Author : Stephen J. Shoemaker
ISBN : 1944394680
Genre : RELIGION
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This collection offers the first English translation of the oldest known Christian hymnal, a book of hymns which was compiled in Jerusalem during the later 4th or early 5th century. The First Christian Hymnal offers an unmatched resource for understanding the development of early Christian worship and piety, as well as the transmission of Christian doctrine to the unlettered. For too long, this invaluable collection has been almost completely ignored by scholars of early Christianity, having survived only in an Old Georgian translation.
Category: RELIGION

The Macmillan Book Of Earliest Christian Hymns

Author : F. Forrester Church
ISBN : 0025255819
Genre : Religion
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Briefly describes the history of hymns, and gathers selections, based on the New Testament, the Psalms, the Apocrypha, the Gnostic scriptures, and Latin hymns
Category: Religion

New Testament Christological Hymns

Author : Matthew E. Gordley
ISBN : 9780830880027
Genre : Religion
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We know that the earliest Christians sang hymns. But are some of these early Christian hymns preserved for us in the New Testament? Matthew Gordley takes a new look at didactic hymns in the Greco-Roman and Jewish world of the early church, considering how they might function in the New Testament and what they could tell us about early Christian worship.
Category: Religion

Hymns And The Christian Myth

Author : Lionel Adey
ISBN : 9780774844901
Genre : Music
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From its beginnings in the Bible, Christian hymnology has fulfilled three functions -- praise, recital and teaching of the Myth, and collective and personal adoration as well as the foundation and worship of the church. In Hymns and the Christian Myth, Lionel Adey demonstrates that over the centuries shifts emphasizing particular elements of the Christian faith accord with the interests and concerns of the times in which the hymns were composed.
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The Earliest Hymns Of The Ausbund

Author : Galen Peters
ISBN : 1894710347
Genre : Anabaptistes - Hymnes - Histoire et critique
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The "earliest hymns" of the Ausbund, translated here, refers to a group of 53 songs that were composed and sung in a castle dungeon in Passau during the years 1535-1537. These compositions were preserved and eventually published as a booklet in 1564. Nineteen years later, these hymns became the core of the first-known publication of the Ausbund.
Category: Anabaptistes - Hymnes - Histoire et critique

Early Christian Hymns

Author : Daniel Joseph Donahoe
ISBN : UOM:39015013113827
Genre : Hymns, English
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Category: Hymns, English

Hymns And Hymnody Historical And Theological Introductions Volume 1

Author : Mark A. Lamport
ISBN : 9781498299817
Genre : Religion
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Hymns and the music the church sings are tangible means of expressing worship. And while worship is one of, if not the, central functions of the church along with mission, service, education, justice, and compassion, and occupies a prime focus of our churches, a renewed sense of awareness to our theological presuppositions and cultural cues must be maintained to ensure a proper focus in worship. Hymns and Hymnody: Historical and Theological Introductions is a 60-chapter, three-volume introductory textbook describing the most influential hymnists, liturgists, and musical movements of the church. This academically grounded resource evaluates both the historical and theological perspectives of the major hymnists and composers that have impacted the church over the course of twenty centuries. Volume 1 explores the early church and concludes with the Renaissance era hymnists. Volume 2 begins with the Reformation and extends to the eighteenth-century hymnists and liturgists. Volume 3 engages nineteenth century hymnists to the contemporary movements of the twenty-first century. Each chapter contains these five elements: historical background, theological perspectives communicated in their hymns/compositions, contribution to liturgy and worship, notable hymns, and bibliography. The mission of Hymns and Hymnody is (1) to provide biographical data on influential hymn writers for students and interested laypeople, and (2) to provide a theological analysis of what these composers have communicated in the theology of their hymns. We believe it is vital for those involved in leading the worship of the church to recognize that what they communicate is in fact theology. This latter aspect, we contend, is missing--yet important--in accessible formats for the current literature.
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How The Choir Converted The World Through Hymns With Hymns And In Hymns

Author : Mike Aquilina
ISBN : 9781945125256
Genre : Religion
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Music is the most effective delivery system for feelings—love, joy, sadness, glory. The early Church Fathers knew that music also has power over minds, and they used that power to maximum effect, writing hymns through which the early Christians would learn, retain, and spread the Gospel message. In How the Choir Converted the World, best-selling author Mike Aquilina demonstrates how the earliest Christians used music to transform a world that desperately needed transforming. As Aquilina suggests, “If we did it once, we can do it again.”
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Christian Hymns

Author : Stopford Augustus Brooke
ISBN : HARVARD:AH4Y89
Genre : Hymns, English
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Category: Hymns, English

The Complete Book Of Hymns

Author : William Petersen
ISBN : 1414331401
Genre : Religion
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The Complete Book of Hymns brings to life the stories behind more than 600 hymns and worship songs. With background on the composer, the inspiration behind the lyrics, scriptural references for devotional consideration, and a sampling of the song lyrics, this book brings forth the message of these great songs of the faith like never before!
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Responsive Worship

Author : William Ives Budington
ISBN : HARVARD:AH51Z1
Genre : Liturgics
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Category: Liturgics