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British Methodist Hymnody: Theology, Heritage, and Experience

Clarke, Martin V. (2017). British Methodist Hymnody: Theology, Heritage, and Experience. Routledge Methodist Studies. Abingdon: Routledge.

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Abstract

Hymnody is widely recognised as a central tenet of Methodism’s theological, doctrinal, spiritual, and liturgical identity. Theologically and doctrinally, the content of the hymns have traditionally been a primary vehicle for expressing Methodism’s emphasis on salvation for all, social holiness, and personal commitment, while particular hymns and the communal act of participating in hymn singing has been a key element in the spiritual lives of Methodists.

An important contribution to the history of Methodism, British Methodist Hymnody argues that the significance of hymn-making in British Methodism is best understood as a combination of its official status, spiritual expression, popular appeal, and practical application. Seeking to consider what, when, how, and why Methodists sing, British Methodist Hymnody examines the history, perception, and practice of hymnody from Methodism’s small-scale eighteenth-century origins to its place as a worldwide denomination today.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2018 Martin V. Clarke
ISBN: 1-4724-6929-1, 978-1-4724-6929-8
Keywords: Christianity; worship; theology
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Art History, Classical Studies, English and Creative Writing, Music
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 49724
Depositing User: Martin Clarke
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2017 08:11
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 08:11
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/49724
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