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Author Arnold, Richard, 1954-

Title The English hymn : studies in a genre / Richard Arnold.

Published New York : P. Lang, c1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  264.2 ARNO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 254 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-254).
Contents I. "Controversie of Singing": The Troubled Birth of Congregational Hymnody -- II. "Holy Inspiration" or "Human Presumption"?: Paradoxes in the Role of Hymn-Writer -- III. "Songs Obscene and Holy": Social Reaction to Hymns and Singing -- IV. "Bull Roar" and "Natural Tone": The Problem of Music in Congregational Singing -- V. "A Poet Torn to Pieces": The Problem of the Real Hymnal "Text" -- VI. "Grace for All"? or "Grace for Us"?: The Dynamics of (Doctrinal) Revision -- VII. "Transcendent Glory": The Legacy of Hymnody's Best.
Summary The English Hymn: Studies in a Genre is the first book to examine hymns within their historical, literary/theoretical, social, musical, editorial, and doctrinal contexts. In so doing, this book demonstrates the cultural centrality and unique nature of one of the most widely known and memorized genres in English. This examination crosses normative disciplinary lines and poses some fundamental and post-modernist questions about the traditional study of the origin, phenomenological genesis, reception, transmission, and revision of both significant and popular literary texts.
Subject Hymns, English -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0820424854