The Oxford Handbook of Music and World Christianities by Suzel Ana Reily,Jonathan M. Dueck

By Suzel Ana Reily,Jonathan M. Dueck

The Oxford instruction manual of song and international Christianities investigates music's function in daily perform and social historical past around the range of Christian religions and practices all over the world. the amount explores Christian groups within the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia as websites of transmission, transformation, and production of deeply diversified musical traditions.

The book's participants, whereas regularly rooted in ethnomusicology, learn Christianities and their musics in methodologically different methods, attractive with musical sound and constitution, musical and social background, and ethnography of tune and musical functionality. those vast fabrics discover 5 issues: song and missions, tune and non secular utopias (and different oppositional non secular communities), tune and clash, track and transnational flows, and song and way of life. the quantity as an entire, then, techniques Christian teams and their musics as diversified and strong home windows into the best way tune, spiritual principles, capital, and gear circulation (and switch) among areas, now and traditionally. It additionally attempts to take account of the non secular self-understandings of those teams, featuring Christian musical perform and alternate as encompassing and negotiating deeply felt and deeply rooted ethical and cultural values. on condition that the center-piece of the amount is Christian non secular musical perform, the quantity finds the lively function track performs in protecting and altering non secular, ethical, and cultural values in a protracted background of intercultural and transnational encounters.

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