Praying Twice: The Music and Words of Congregational Song  -     By: Brian Wren
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Praying Twice: The Music and Words of Congregational Song

Westminster John Knox Press / 2000 / Paperback

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Pastors, worship leaders, and musicians---don't miss this uniquely thoughtful perspective on what it means to create contemporary music for the church! Rising above the "hymns vs. choruses" rivalry, Wren---renowned hymn writer and theologian---affirms the importance of chants, choruses, and hymns, and explores how to make poetry into a communal experience. 272 pages, softcover from Westminster/John Knox.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 9 X 6 X 1 (inches)
ISBN: 0664256708
ISBN-13: 9780664256708
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In this in depth look at hymns, Brian Wren explores the theological significance of congregational song, asks how music has meaning for its singers, and considers the importance of contemporary worship music. He argues that a hymn is a complex art form, deserving of recognition and study for its contributions to worship, education, and pastoral care.

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Brian Wren is Professor Emeritus of Worship at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is a well-known hymn writer and the author of Praying Twice: The Music and Words of Congregation Song,published by WJK.

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