In tracing theological approaches to music in the era between Luther and Bach, the author reveals the variety and tension in German Lutheran theology. Both dogmatism and devotionalism helped shape Lutheran Orthodoxy's theology of music, resulting in a balance between artistry and sprirituality. The introduction of Italian Baroque style into church music, however, evoked controversies which pitted Pietism against Orthodoxy and preachers against musicians.
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The Author: Joyce Irwin received her Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Yale University, has taught at The University of Georgia and at Colgate University and has served as organist and choir director in various churches. She currently resides in Hamilton, New York. In addition to numerous journal articles, she has published Womanhood in Radical Protestantism, 1525-1675 and Sacred Sound: Music in Religious Thought and Practice.Review:
«...the book is very well done and commends itself not only to scholars but also to those clergy and church musicians who wish to see how some of today's issues in church music have been handled in the past.» (Joseph Herl, Notes)
«A well-written study, based on a close reading on sources no longer easily available.» (Internationale Zeitschriftenschau für Bibelwissenschaft und Grenzgebiete)
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Book Description Peter Lang Publishing, 1993. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95853472