By Martin V. Clarke
Hymnody is largely acknowledged as a imperative guiding principle of Methodism’s theological, doctrinal, non secular, and liturgical id. Theologically and doctrinally, the content material of the hymns has characteristically been a major car for expressing Methodism’s emphasis on salvation for all, social holiness, and private dedication, whereas specific hymns and the communal act of engaging in hymn making a song have been key parts within the religious lives of Methodists.
An vital contribution to the background of Methodism, British Methodist Hymnody argues that the importance of hymnody in British Methodism is better understood as a mix of its professional prestige, religious expression, well known allure, and functional program. looking to give some thought to what, whilst, how, and why Methodists sing, British Methodist Hymnody examines the background, belief, and perform of hymnody from Methodism’s small-scale eighteenth-century origins to its position as a world denomination today.
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