By John R. Tyson
Hymns and hymnbooks as American historic and cultural icons.
This paintings is a examine of the significance of Protestant hymns in defining the USA and American faith. It explores the underappreciated impression of hymns in shaping many spheres of private and company existence in addition to the worth of hymns for learning non secular existence. Distinguishing positive factors of this quantity are experiences of the most well-liked hymns (“Amazing Grace,” “O, For one thousand Tongues to Sing,” “All Hail the facility of Jesus’ Name”), with awareness to the facility of such hymns to bare, as they're altered and tailored, shifts in American renowned faith. The booklet additionally focuses consciousness at the position hymns play in altering attitudes approximately race, classification, gender, financial lifestyles, politics, and society.
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