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Author King, Roberta Rose, 1949-

Title Music in the life of the African church / Roberta R. King with Jean Ngoya Kidula, James R. Krabill, and Thomas Oduro
Published Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 187 pages) : illustrations
Contents Beginnings : music in the African church / Roberta R. King -- Music culture : Euro-American Christianity / Roberta R. King -- Music culture : African life / Jean Kidula -- Encounters : what happens to music when people meet / James R. Krabill -- Church music in the life of African Christian communities / Thomas Oduro -- Making and managing music in African Christian life / Jean Kidula -- Bible : lex canendi, lex credendi / Roberta R. King -- Global church : lessons from Africa / Roberta R. King
Summary During the twentieth century, the number of Christians in Africa grew from an estimated 4 million to more than 300 million. One of the forces that has propelled the church's remarkable growth is its liturgical music, which has been heavily influenced by indigenous musical traditions. This rewarding book takes readers 'inside the music' for the first time. By examining the central role of indigenous music in promoting Christianity and in giving voice to local theologies, the authors seek to energise conversations between music, culture, and the church. Furthermore, they extract useful lessons f
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Church music -- Africa
Liturgics -- Africa
RELIGION -- Institutions & Organizations.
RELIGION -- Christian Rituals & Practice -- Worship & Liturgy.
Church music
Form Electronic book
Author Kidula, Jean Ngoya.
Krabill, James R.
Oduro, Thomas, 1955-
ISBN 9781435632332