A Glad Obedience: Why and What We Sing
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A Glad Obedience: Why and What We Sing  -     By: Walter Brueggemann

A Glad Obedience: Why and What We Sing

Westminster John Knox Press / 2019 / Paperback

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A lively discussion of church music from a minister and renowned Old Testament scholar! Brueggemann begins with the question of why we sing during worship---grounding its purpose in the tradition of the Psalms. He then parses several classic and contemporary hymns, illuminating what they mean at their core to demonstrate why they stir our souls. 211 pages, softcover from Westminster John Knox.

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Title: A Glad Obedience: Why and What We Sing
By: Walter Brueggemann
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2019
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
Weight: 10 ounces
ISBN: 0664264646
ISBN-13: 9780664264642
Stock No: WW264641

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The Christian practice of hymn singing, says renowned biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann, is a countercultural act. It marks the Christian community as different from an unforgiving and often ungrateful culture. It is also, he adds, an "absurd enterprise in the midst of the hyper-busy, market-driven society that surrounds us. In this helpful and engaging volume, Brueggemann discusses both why we sing and what we sing. The first part of the book examines the Psalms and what they can teach us about the reasons that corporate song is a part of the Christian tradition. The second part looks at fifteen popular hymns, including classic and contemporary ones such as Blest Be the Ties That Binds, God's Eye Is on the Sparrow, Once to Every Man and Nation, Someone Asked the Question, and We Are Marching in the Light of God, and the reasons why they have caught our imagination.


To know why we sing, Brueggemann writes, may bring us to a deeper delight in our singing and a strengthened resolve to sing without calculation before the God who is enthroned on the praises of Israel (Ps. 22:3).

Author Bio

Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, he is the author of dozens of books, including Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now, A Gospel of Hope, and Interrupting Silence: God's Command to Speak Out.

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