Praying Twice: The Music and Words of Congregational Song

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Westminster John Knox Press, 2000 M01 1 - 422 pages

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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Wren's analysis of the power of song in chapter 2 drawn from Robert Jourdainís Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy is masterfully done. Read full review


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Brian Wren is the John and Miriam Conant Professor of Worship at Columbia Theological Seminary.

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