Sing Them Over Again to Me: Hymns and Hymnbooks in America

Sing Them Over Again to Me: Hymns and Hymnbooks in America

Paperback Religion and American Culture (University of Alabama)

Edited by Mark A. Noll, Edited by Edith L. Blumhofer, By (author) Candy Gunther Brown, By (author) Heather D. Curtis, By (author) Mary G. De Jong, By (author) Dennis C. Dickerson, By (author) Susan van Zanten Gallagher, By (author) D.Bruce Hindmarsh, By (author) Samuel J. Rogal, By (author) John R. Tyson

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  • Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 226mm x 20mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 15 July 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Alabama
  • ISBN 10: 0817352929
  • ISBN 13: 9780817352929
  • Sales rank: 1,650,090

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This work is a study of the importance of Protestant hymns in defining America and American religion. It explores the underappreciated influence of hymns in shaping many spheres of personal and corporate life as well as the value of hymns for studying religious life. Distinguishing features of this volume are studies of the most popular hymns ("Amazing Grace," "O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing," "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name"), with attention to the ability of such hymns to reveal, as they are altered and adapted, shifts in American popular religion. The book also focuses attention on the role hymns play in changing attitudes about race, class, gender, economic life, politics, and society.

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Mark A. Noll is McManis Chair of Christian Thought at Wheaton College and coeditor with Edith L. Blumhofer of Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land: Hymnody in the History of North American Protestantism. Edith L. Blumhofer is Director of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals, Professor of History at Wheaton College, and author of Aimee Semple McPherson: Everybody's Sister.