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Call No264 BRUE
TitleA glad obedience : why and what we sing / by Walter Brueggemann ; foreword by John Witvliet.
AuthorBrueggemann, Walter, author.
CollectionNEW: Adult 200-299
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Checked OutParis-Bourbon30053003327874264 BRUE7/26/2021 Due on 10/7/2021

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Personal Name Brueggemann, Walter, author.
Title Statement A glad obedience : why and what we sing / by Walter Brueggemann ; foreword by John Witvliet.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice c2019
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Louisville, KY : Westminster John Knox Press, [2019]
Physical Description xvii, 211 pages ; 22 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note Part 1. Why we sing -- Psalm 104 -- Psalm 107 -- Psalm 105 -- Psalm 106 -- Part 2. What we sing -- Blest be the tie that binds -- God of grace and God of glory -- He who would valiant be -- Holy, holy, holy -- I sing the mighty power of God -- Jesus calls us o'er the tumult -- Love divine, all loves excelling -- O for a closer walk with God -- O master, let me walk with thee -- Once to every man and nation -- Praise, my soul, the king of heaven -- Sparrows as models of faith -- Sparrow song one: God's eye is on the sparrow -- Sparrow song two: God of the sparrow -- Sparrow song three: someone asked the question -- We are marching in the light of God -- Conclusion: The covenantal fidelity of the Psalms.
Summary, Etc. The Christian practice of hymn singing, says renowned biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann, is a countercultural act. It marks the Christian community as different from an unforgiving and often ungrateful culture. It is also, he adds, an "absurd enterprise" in the midst of the hyper-busy, market-driven society that surrounds us. In this helpful and engaging volume, Brueggemann discusses both why we sing and what we sing. The first part of the book examines the Psalms and what they can teach us about the reasons that corporate song is a part of the Christian tradition. The second part looks at fifteen popular hymns, including classic and contemporary ones such as "Blest Be the Ties That Binds," "God's Eye Is on the Sparrow," "Once to Every Man and Nation," "Someone Asked the Question," and "We Are Marching in the Light of God," and the reasons why they have caught our imagination. "To know why we sing," Brueggemann writes, "may bring us to a deeper delight in our singing and a strengthened resolve to sing without calculation before the God 'who is enthroned on the praises of Israel' (Ps. 22:3).
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Church music Protestant churches.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Hymns, English History and criticism.
Added Entry, Personal Name Witvliet, John D., writer of foreword.

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