In Spirit and Truth: The Music of African American Worship  -     By: Melva Wilson Costen
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In Spirit and Truth: The Music of African American Worship

Westminster John Knox Press / 2004 / Paperback

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Fills a gap in the current literature. Costen tours all manner of African American worship experiences (camp-meeting songs, black-metered hymns, anthemized spirituals, Pentecostal music, and contemporary gospel), tracing out both the origins and later developments, while proposing new models for tomorrow. 304 pages, softcover. Westminster/John Knox.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 066422864X
ISBN-13: 9780664228644
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Publisher's Description

Melva Wilson Costen examines various genres of music used in African American worship and current practices and emerging trends in music ministry in African American churches. In addition, she explores the use of global songs by African American congregations and provides suggestions to worship planners for listening for the Holy Spirit as they prepare for worship.

Author Bio

Melva Wilson Costen is Helmar Emil Nielsen Professor Emeritus of Worship and Music at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia, where she taught for thirty-two years. She chaired the committee that developed The Presbyterian Hymnal: Hymns, Psalms and Spiritual Songs and served on the Advisory Committee for the African American Heritage Hymnal. She is the author of several books.

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