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the experience of congregational singing

brief bibliography


Begbie, J.S., Guthrie, S. R. (Eds.). (2011). Resonant witness: Conversations between music and theology. Grand Rapids MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

Bell, J. L. (2000). The Singing Thing. Glasgow: Wild Goose Publications.

Best, H. M. (1993). Music through the eyes of faith. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco.

Best, H. M. (2003). Unceasing worship: Biblical perspectives on worship and the arts. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Bradley, C. Randall (2012). From memory to imagination: Reforming the church's music. Grand Rapids MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Brown, F. B. (2000). Good taste, bad taste, and Christian taste: Aesthetics in religious life. New York: Oxford University Press.

Brown, F. B. (2009). Inclusive yet discerning: Navigating worship artfully. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.

Carlson, K., & Lueken, M. (2011). Renovation of the church: What happens when a seeker church discovers spiritual formation. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Carroll, J. W., & Roof, W. C. (2002). Bridging divided worlds: Generational cultures in congregations. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Clapp, R. (Ed.). (1998). The consuming passion: Christianity & the consumer culture. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press.

Clapp, R. (2000). Border crossings: Christian trespasses on popular culture and public affairs. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press.

Dawn, M. J. (1995). Reaching out without dumbing down: A theology of worship for the turn-of-the-century culture. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Dawn, M. J. (1999). A royal "waste" of time: The splendor of worshiping God and being church for the world. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Hawn, C. M. (2003). Gather into one: Praying and singing globally. Grand Rapids MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Hustad, D. (1993). Jubilate II: Church music in worship and renewal. Carol Stream, IL: Hope Publishing Coi

Ingalls, M., Landau, C., Wagner, T. (Eds.). (2013). Christian congregational music: Performance, Identity and Experience. Surrey, UK: Ashgate

Jethani, S. (2009). The divine commodity: Discovering a faith beyond consumer Christianity. Grand Rapids MI: Zondervan.

Johnson, T. E. (Ed.). (2002). The conviction of things unseen: Worship and ministry in the 21st Ccentury. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press.

Kapp, D. J. (2008). Worship frames: How we shape and interpret our experience of God. Herdon VA: The Alban Institute.

Kropf, M., & Nafziger, K. (2001). Singing: A Mennonite voice. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press.

Liesch, B. (2001). The new worship: Straight talk on music and the church (expanded ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

Mouw, R. J., & Noll, M. A. (Eds.). (2004). Wonderful words of life: Hymns in American protestant history and theology. Grand Rapids MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.

Myers, K. A. (1989). All God's children and blue suede shoes: Christians & popular culture. Westchester Illinois: Crossway Books.

Plantinga, C., & Rozeboom, S. A. (2003). Discerning the spirits: A guide to thinking about Christian worship today. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.

Redman, R. (2002). The great worship awakening: Singing a new song in the postmodern church. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Scheer, G. (2006). The art of worship: A musician's guide to leading modern worship. Grand Rapids MI: Baker Books.

Smith, James K. A. (2009). Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, worldview, and cultural formation. Grand Rapids MI: Baker Academic.

Spinks, Brian D. (2010). The worship mall: Contemporary responses to contemporary culture. New York: Church Publishing.

Vanderwell, H. (Ed.). (2008). The church of all ages: Generations worshiping together. Herndon, VA: The Alban Institute.

Ward, P. (2005). Selling worship: How what we sing has changed the church. Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster Press.

Westermeyer, P. (1998). Te deum: The church and music. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press.

Woods, R., & Walrath, B. (Eds.). (2007). The message in the music: Studying contemporary praise & worship. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press.

Wren, B. (2000). Praying twice: The music and words of congregational song. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press.

Wuthnow, R. (2007). After the baby boomers: How twenty and thirty-somethings are shaping the future of American religion. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press.

York, T. W. (2003). America's worship wars. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers.


Brown, F. B. (2000a). A matter of taste? Christian Century, 117(25), 904-912.

Brown, F. B. (2001). Enjoyment and discernment in the music of worship. Theology Today, 58(3), 342-359.

Conway, M. L. (2006). Worship music: Maintaining dynamic tension [Electronic version]. McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, 7, 132-159.

Gormly, E. (2003). Evangelizing through appropriation: Toward a cultural theory on the growth of contemporary Christian music. Journal of Media and Religion, 2(4), 251-265.

Harkness, A. G. (2003). Intergenerational corporate worship as a significant educational activity. Christian Education Journal, 7, 5-21.

Hamilton, M. S. (1999, July 12). The triumph of the praise songs: How guitars beat out the organ in the worship wars. Christianity Today, 48, 29-35.

Hamilton, M. S. (2001, July). A generation changes North American hymnody. Hymn, 52, 11-21.

Miller, M. M., & Strongman, K. T. (2002). The emotional effects of music on religious experience: A study of the pentecostal-charismatic style of music and worship. Psychology of Music, 30(1), 8-27.

Knapp, L. (1999, November 15). Shopping for the real me. Christianity Today, 43, 66-73.

Percy, M. (1997). Sweet rapture: Subliminal eroticism in contemporary charismatic worship [Electronic version]. Theology and Sexuality, 6, 71-106.

Witvliet, J. D. (1997, May 2000). The blessing and bane of the North American megachurch: Implications for twenty-first century congregational song. The American Organist, 34, 50-56.

Woodward, K. L. (2001, July 5). Faith is more than feeling. Newsweek, 137, 58.